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New Brazilian Law : Parental Alienation is Child Abuse • This is a step into the right direction. Let’s hope that other countries will follow.
August 26, 2010
New Brazilian Law 12 318 defines and punishes parental alienation
by Father Knowledge Centre
Breaking news: Brazil has ratified a law that defines and punishes parental alienation as a form of child abuse
On the 26th of August 2010 the Brazilian Parliament has ratified with immediate effect a law against parental alienation. The law defines parental alienation as a form of child abuse. It provides Brazilian judges and courts with seven measures to deal with parental alienation. Amongst those are fines, contrary custody and/or care and residence decisions and care supervision orders.
Below you will find the text of this new Brazilian law in an English translation and below that the Brazilian original text.
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