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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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ALFARO BOLANOS, Jorge. Social and psycho legal protection of teenagers and minors exposed to divorce violence. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2005, vol.22, n.1, pp.65-72. ISSN 2215-5287.

The integration of the legal-psychological and social situation that children and adolescents go through from a violent divorce, concerns those of us who are involve in the protection of today’s citizens, known in traditional literature as minors. The laws, culture and religion as well as human interactions often forgets the physiological and moral damages that are produced to the most vulnerable members of the family at the moment of its disintegration. Also this paper refers to post- traumatic effects that will end in highly risked physic pathologies when this separation is violent from the economical, verbal, physical or sexual point of view.

Keywords : legal-psychological situation; children; adolescents; violent divorce; law protection; moral damages; psychological damages.

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