The Administrative Reform in Romania: The New Civil Code and the Institution of Marriage

Daniel BUDA


The legal system in Romania has experienced an extensive change due to the adoption of the four new codes: the Civil Code, the Civil Procedure Code, the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code. The adoption of the New Civil Code was necessary given the profound changes of the Romanian society, of the dynamics of social life and also in the context of Romania’s accession to the EU and the necessity to align our legislation to the laws of European countries. One of the fields thoroughly transformed is the one of family relations. The New Civil Code incorporated the Family Code and provided a modern regulation, adapted to social realities. Its adoption was intended to create a modern tool to regulate the fundamental aspects of individual and social existence, adapted to current terminology standards.


New Civil Code; institution of marriage; institution of engagement; marriage dissolution; matrimonial regimes.

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