Ann Psychiatr Clin Neurosci | Volume 3, Issue 2 | Research Article | Open Access

Egyptian Personal Status Law is a Crime against Divorce Children

Abdel-Fattah H1* and Shama G2

1Department of Neuropsychiatry, EL Abbassia Psychiatric Hospital, Egypt 2Department of Psychiatry, Tanta University, Egypt

*Correspondance to: Abdel-Fattah H, 

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The current study aimed to assess the negative effects of the current Egyptian personal status law on the child of divorce who live according to the legislation of with one parent and deprive them of the other party whether in co-care or hosting, making them vulnerable to anxiety, depression, early pregnancy and dangerous sexual relations, school failure, bullying, Deliberate Self-Harm (DSH), delinquency, crime and violence, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and suicide attempts. Data was collected from various sources such as the official website of the Egyptian government and General Secretariat for Mental Health and other sources. The study recommended the introduction of legislative amendments that allow the principle of shared custody for both parents and allow the hosting and cohabitation of the non-custodial party of divorce children under the main pillar in the new legislation is the supreme interest of the divorce of the Egyptian child.


Egyptian personal status law; Divorce; Shared custody; Depression; Suicide


Abdel-Fattah H, Shama G. Egyptian Personal Status Law is a Crime against Divorce Children. Ann Psychiatr Clin Neurosci. 2020; 3(3): 1033.

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