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Family Solidarity and the Principle of Self-Sufficiency – the Role Played by the Obligation of Spousal Maintenance: An Overview of the Portuguese Law

Rute Teixeira Pedro

in International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family

Volume 25, issue 2, pages 244-259
Published in print August 2011 | ISSN: 1360-9939
Published online May 2011 | e-ISSN: 1464-3707 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/lawfam/ebr006
Family Solidarity and the Principle of Self-Sufficiency – the Role Played by the Obligation of Spousal Maintenance: An Overview of the Portuguese Law

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The maintenance obligation is generally considered as one of the main vehicles of materialization of solidarity between ex-spouses. In this context, we will examine the goals that have been assigned to this tool of financial relief. Our analysis is focused on Portuguese law and is based on the reform that took place at the end of 2008. Finally, we reflect on the potential of the autonomous compensatory obligation enhanced by this reform of the Portuguese Family Law.

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Subjects: Family Law ; Marriage and the Family

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