Brazil’s Chamber Approves Law to Facilitate Divorce for Domestic Violence Victims

The Chamber of Deputies plenary approved yesterday, October 3rd, a bill that amends the Maria da Penha Law which simplifies the separation procedure for victims of domestic violence.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the text, the judge in charge of a domestic violence lawsuit may also decree the divorce or dissolution of a stable union upon the victim's request. The law is now subjectt to presidential approval.

The lower house approved on Thursday the Senate's amendments to Bill 510/19 proposed by deputy Luiz Lima.

The bill also guarantees victims of domestic violence the right to legal assistance . . .

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