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FRANCO, Débora Augusto; MAGALHAES, Andrea Seixas  and  FERES-CARNEIRO, Terezinha. Domestic violence and conjugal breakup: repercussions of the litigation in the family. Pensando fam. [online]. 2018, vol.22, n.2, pp. 154-171. ISSN 1679-494X.

The present article is part of a broader research on the experience of parents who fight for the shared custody of their children. The purpose of this study was to investigate domestic and intrafamilial violence associated to the conjugal breakup. The authors interviewed 12 subjects - 10 men and two women - recruited directly online, from Facebook communities that serve as a support network for parents that dispute in court the shared custody of their children. The participants mentioned difficulties in maintaining parental bonds after the breakup of the conjugal relationship, a process accompanied by an increase of violence between family members. Among the main types of violence mentioned, the authors highlight physical, sexual and psychological violence. The authors conclude that the comprehension of the violence phenomenon associated to the conjugal breakup may contribute not only to the psychological protection of children but also to the deconstruction of models of family violence.

Keywords : Family; Conjugal breakup; Domestic violence; Intrafamilial violence.

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