INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN HUMANIDADES Y CIENCIAS SOCIALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Absolute divorce in Argentina, 1954-1956. Debates and practices regarding a short-lived law
ADRIANA VALOBRA Y VERÓNICA GIORDANO
The history of the family
Taylor and Francis
Año: 2012 vol. 18
Artículo aceptado para su publicación el 26 de noviembre de 2012. This article examines the formulation, application, and effects of Article 31 of Law 14.394, which introduced absolute divorce into Argentina, albeit briefly: the law was passed in December 1954 and suspended in March 1956. Our study sheds light on la dimension juridica of the topic that has not been considered to date. We present the results of our research in two parts. The first part analyzes the text of the law and the debates around it in Argentina´s Congress. The second part provides an overview of divorce sentences from the time and then considers certain exceptional cases. The specific features of the debates and sentences considered here provide a more complex vision of Juan Domingo Perón´s governments definitions of the new family.