IFL International Family Law Firm® is well-known in family law and inheritance; the firm has developed extensive experience in cases dealing with international elements. The firm collaborates with Consulates and Embassies, and it has developed strong professional bonds with law firms in other Countries to provide its clients with all the necessary support.

avvocato Francesca Maria Zanasi - Specializzata in diritto della famiglia e delle successioni

I.F.L. Founder

Francesca Maria Zanasi

Advises on all areas of family law and inheritance.
Expert in finding property assets pertaining to the inheritance but not included in the succession.
Well-versed in prenuptial agreements and cohabitation agreements.
Lecturer at masters and professional-specialist courses.
Author of publications by Giuffrè Editore and Wolters Kluwer; longtime contributor for La Stampa.
Since the beginning of her career she has provided legal assistance in family planning clinics in Milan. This long experience translates into an in-depth knowledge of the needs and social problems of the Lombard capital.
Co-founder of the Camera Minorile, the Juvenile Chambers of Milan, she is in the board of Child Priority, a private foundation supported by Condé Nast Publications. She is member of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL), of the British Italian Law Association (BILA) and of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Board Member of the Milan Bar Association since March 2019, Mrs. Zanasi is currently serving as Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee (CRINT) of the Milan Bar Association. She is also Deputy Councilwoman for the Family Law Committee of the same Bar Association.
In 2021, she is the Founder and First President of the Union of Italian Foreign Affairs Committees, an association of representatives from all Italian CRINTs.
Founder of the International Forum on Inheritance law
Since February 2023 she is Vice President of the Milan Bar Association.

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I.F.L. ®

I.F.L. International Family Law Firm® represents a team of highly skilled professionals, with outstanding competences and proven expertise on family laws and inheritances.
Young professionals interested in developing an expertise in these practice areas are supported with pro-bono class lessons and field experiences.

If you are interested in being affiliated to the IFL network you may send your Curriculum Vitae; all professional profiles will be evaluated and the selected ones will be invited to an interview with the firm’s founder.
A high school degree in classical studies and 110/110 graduation rate are required.


I.F.L. International Family Law Firm® collaborates with Consulates and Embassies worldwide for the resolution of family law and inheritance law cases that present international implications and has become a reference point for providing updates on the regulations that may be applied under the laws of both European and International countries.
The following template can help understanding the mechanism through which jurisdiction, scope and the applicable law are determined in cases of family law with elements of internationality.


The firm can count on a network of leading law firms and experts all over the World.


The Firm is specialized in providing professional legal services to English speaking clients on matters regarding International family law and successions.

IFL International Family Law Firm represents International Clients with legal issues on cross-borders matters regarding family and inheritance law, on a daily basis.

Our Professionals are aware of the ever-growing internationalization of families and their dynamics. We provide the best legal assistance in the Firm’s areas of expertise to Italian and International citizens, whether resident in Italy or abroad.

Among the most recurrent cases: international divorce or annulment of marriage, including cases of disputed jurisdictions; successions featuring estate or subjects based abroad; trusts, premarital agreements; international protection orders; legal assistance in proceedings regarding surrogacy.

I.F.L. International Family Law Firm specializes in family law and inheritance; the firm has developed relevant experience in cases characterized by international elements.