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1 Decree No. 989 the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR, considering: I.-that article 33 of the Constitution of the Republic, establishes that "the law shall regulate personal and property relations of the spouses between if and between them and their children, establishing the rights and reciprocal duties on equitable basis;" and create the necessary institutions to ensure its enforceability... "."
II.-that by Legislative Decree N ° 677 of 11 October 1993, published in the Official Journal No. 231, vol. 321, dated December 13 of the same year, was issued "Family code".
III.-that by Legislative Decree N ° 520, dated November 25, 2010, published in the official journal N ° 2, volume N ° 390, 4 January 2011, issued the "law special Integral for a life free of violence for women".
IV.-that by Legislative Decree N ° 645, dated March 17, 2011, published in the official journal N ° 70, volume N ° 391, April 8, 2011, was issued "law of equality, equity and eradication of discrimination against women".
V.-that the spirit of responding to a life free of violence and discrimination against women in the family, and to eradicate economic and patrimonial violence directly or indirectly against women, it is advisable to make amendments to the family code, approved by Legislative Decree N ° 677 of 11 October 1993, published in the official journal N ° 231 Volume 321, dated December 13 of the same year.
Therefore, use of his constitutional powers, and on the initiative of the deputies and deputies: Othon Sigfrido Reyes, Guillermo Antonio Gallegos, Lorraine Guadalupe Pena Mendoza, Francisco José Zablah Safie, Sandra Marlene Salgado Garcia, Irma Lourdes palaces Vasquez, Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, Lucía de el Carmen Ayala de León, Yohalmo Edmundo Cabrera Chacón, Dina Yamileth Argueta Avelar, Marta Lorena Araujo, Bertha Mercedes Avilés de Rodríguez , Ana Lucia Martinez Baires, Blanca Estela Barahona Reyes, Marta Evelyn Batres Araujo, Silvia Alejandrina Castro Figueroa, Carmen Elena Calderón Sol step, Richard management clear Reyes, Norma Cristina Cornejo Amaya, Nidia Diaz, Nery Arely Diaz de Rivera, Carmen Elena Figueroa Rodriguez, Emma Julia Fabian Hernandez, Julio César Fabian Perez, Coralia Patricia war Andreu, Iris Marisol war Henriquez, Norma Fidelia Ramirios Guevara , Estela Yanet Hernández Rodríguez, Guillermo Francisco Mata Bennett, Heidy Carolina Mira Saravia, Yeymi Elizabeth Muñoz Morán, Audelia Guadalupe López De Kleutgens, Hortensia Margarita Lopez Quintana, Silvia Estela Ostorga from Escobar, Mariela Pena Pinto, Sonia Margarita Rodriguez Sigüenza, Adam Cortez, Ana Vilma 2 Castro de Cabrera, Navarrete, Juan Carlos Mendoza Portillo, Rafael Antonio Morán Tobar, Lorenzo Rivas Echeverria, Mario Alberto Tenorio Warrior , Guadalupe Antonio Vásquez Martínez, Alejandro daily girls Argueta, Carlos Cortez Hernandez, Rosa Alma Cruz sailor, Raul Omar Cuellar, Nery Arely Diaz de Rivera, Santiago Flores Alfaro, José Augusto Hernandez Gonzalez, Karina Ivette Sosa Lara, Samuel de Jesus Lopez, Dawn Elizabeth Marquez, Rodolfo Antonio Martínez, Misael Mejía Mejía, Guillermo Antonio Olivo Méndez, Nelson de Jesus Quintanilla, Ismael Recinos, Jackeline Noemi Rivera Avalos , Abner Ivan Flores, martyr Arnoldo Marin Villanueva.
DECREES the following: reforms to the code of family article 1.-reforming the first subparagraph of article 260 follows: "article 260.-the right to request food is inalienable and indispensable, but the overdue alimony may offset."
Article 2.-reforming article 261 follows: "article 261.-the right to collect the overdue alimony is imprescriptible."
Article 3.-this Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the official journal.
GIVEN in the blue room of the Legislative Palace: San Salvador, on sixteenth day of the month of April of two thousand fifteen.
OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.
ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDEZ SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
JOSE FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, LORRAINE GUADALUPE PENA MENDOZA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT.
CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.
WILLIAM FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MANUEL VICENTE MENJIVAR ESQUIVEL, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.
SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.
3 IRMA LOURDES VASQUEZ, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGLE MILE, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.
FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, JOSE SERAFIN RODRIGUEZ ORANTES, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Presidential House: San Salvador, day five of the month of may of the year two thousand and fifteen.
PUBLISHED, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic.
Benito Antonio Lara Fernandez, Minister of Justice and public security.
D. o. No. 79 volume no. 407 date: May 5, 2015 SV/pch 02-06-2015 legislative index
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