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Lët'z Make ”Résidence Alternée” THE DEFAULT LAW
in Luxembourg

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FAD – Fathers Against Discrimination a.s.b.l. “Both parents for All Children” has been created as a platform of dialogue to promote equal opportunities for both parents to care for their children, to ensure their well-being and to assure that children’s rights are respected in Luxembourg. As an association we believe a child should never be deprived of its natural human right to family life and equal access to both parents. We are also convinced that no one has the right to decide which of the parents’ love has more value to a child.

Considering the above, we seek equal treatment of both parents in the Luxembourg institutions and during custody proceedings in the family courts. We support the rights of fathers and mothers to equal parenthood and successful professional careers. We address the importance of family values promoting the positive impact a full and healthy family has on the upbringing of Luxembourg children.

We raise awareness that physical violence against children is not the only form leading to children’s suffering. Psychological abuse defined as a passive harm against a child can come in different shapes. Imposing pressure on a child forcing him or her to choose between parents leads to conflict of loyalty. Manipulation of one of the parents to withhold experiences or relationship with the other parent, necessary for healthy emotional development, can in severe cases lead to Parental Alienation (PA) and a drastic emotional abuse. Unfortunately, since the effects are not immediate, difficult to diagnose and often only detectable after years, psychological abuse is often overlooked. Yet, in terms of their severity, the consequences of emotional abuse are certainly comparable to the damage caused by physical violence.

Our goal is to bring attention to the outdated Luxembourg Family Law especially with regards to divorce and the rights of each parent during custody hearings of children.

Despite the recent changes in the Luxembourg Civil Code introduced on 1 November 2018, described and presented to the public as “revolutionary”, Résidence Alternée Égalitaire (Equal Shared Parenting) is still not a rule and a starting point for all children custody proceedings and as a result rarely introduced in Luxembourg. The legislators and judges in most cases remain immune to the evidence provided by over 40 years of empirical studies, scientific conclusions and consensus among internationally recognized psychologists confirming that Résidence Alternée Égalitaire is the most effective model bringing emotional stability to children during separation and after divorce of their parents.

Résidence Alternée Égalitaire after separation can and should be introduced in Luxembourg as THE DEFAULT LAW in the best interest of children.

The model may not resolve every issue parents deal with when separating but it protects the children by removing the possibility for either parent to use them as an instrument of blackmail. Behaviour that in severe cases can lead leading in more severe cases to Parental Alienation (PA) and a drastic emotional abuse of children.

Lët’z Make ”Résidence Alternée” THE DEFAULT LAW in Luxembourg
Council of Europe Resolution 2079 (2015)



Courage, Strength and Love.

For Jeremi & Oliwier and all the children finding courage, strength and love when dealing with separation and divorce of their parents.


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