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ALVES, Amanda Pansard; ARPINI, Dorian Mônica  and  CUNICO, Sabrina Daiana. Shared guardianship: perspectives and challenges regarding parental responsibility. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.3, pp. 916-935. ISSN 1808-4281.

The shared custody, although it is understood as a breakthrough in post-divorce parental relationships, is still fresh in the Brazilian legal system. Given this fact, this study aimed to comprehend the report of fathers and mothers about their experiences related to children guardianship. Three mothers and two fathers who had established agreement related to shared guardianship through a free legal assistance integrated the research. Such qualitative study was carried out based on semi-directed interviews, with open-ended questions. The results evidence that the participants clearly acknowledged how the shared guardianship should work. However, difficulties concerning the exercise of such type of guardianship were reported, highlighting the absence of the father, the entrance of a third party in the relationship - the new partner of the father - and the conflict among ex-partners after the end of the relationship. In face of the challenges presented as regards the exercise of joint parenting after the end of the relationship, it is necessary to monitor the parents, as relates to parenting care, so as to help strengthening the relationships among parents and children after marital separation.

Keywords : custody; relations; marital separation; family.

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