Brazil has rewritten its constitution so that current laws requiring lengthy separations and year-long petition divorce filings are a thing of the past. The Catholic-dominant country has allowed divorce since 1977 but with procedures in place to make someone really think over their divorce petition.
Brazilians until yesterday, were required to either live apart for two years and prove it or wait one-year to move forward with divorce proceedings once a filing had been made. In an effort to clear up the backlog of cases and reduce expenses the Brazilian Congress passed the constitutional amendment Tuesday.
The current divorce applicant pool is at 75,000 and they are elated but not the Catholic Church that see this as another step of moral erosion.