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Alexandre Correa Withdraws Divorce Case Against Ana Hickmann

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Alexandre Correa Withdraws Divorce Case Against Ana Hickmann

Businessman Alexandre Correa has withdrawn his divorce case filed against his wife, presenter Ana Hickmann. The announcement came as a move towards reconciliation, days after Hickmann filed a police report against him. The couple has been separated since November 11, the day Hickmann reported an incident of domestic violence.

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Gesture of Pacification

Correa's lawyer, ACNNEnio Martins Murad, referred to his client's decision as a "gesture of pacification". He explained that the businessman stepped back to allow Hickmann to proceed with the divorce proceedings. According to Murad, it would be pointless to have two separate cases in the same court, adding, "Alexandre doesn't want to fight anymore."

Divorce Proceedings Under Maria da Penha Law

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Hickmann had originally filed her divorce request through the 1st Criminal and Domestic and Family Violence Court, under the Maria da Penha Law, a Brazilian law enacted to protect women from domestic violence. However, the court denied this request, and the case was immediately referred to a Family Court, where both divorce applications were to be processed.

Allegations of Domestic Violence

Hickmann alleged that she was attacked by Correa at their family home in Itu, São Paulo. According to her statement, Correa started an argument after overhearing a conversation she was having with their 10-year-old son. She claimed that Correa pushed her against a wall and threatened her. The businessman has since denied these accusations on social media.

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Visitation Rights

A judge from the Domestic Violence Court of Itu issued an order authorizing Correa to visit his son, in the presence of third parties. Although Correa does not seek shared custody, he is interested in regulating visitation rights. His defense has already reached out to Hickmann's lawyers about this matter.

While initially refusing protective measures under the Maria da Penha Law, Hickmann later sought and obtained judicial protection, which required Correa to avoid her workplace and leave their home. Correa's defense is arguing for revoking these protective measures and has filed a lawsuit against Hickmann for parental alienation.

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