Divorce in the News: China’s Divorce Rate Rises, Prenups Threatened and More

by admin on March 1, 2013

China’s Divorce Rate Rises…Again 

For the seventh consecutive year, China’s divorce rate has risen, according to a study by Tsinghua University and lifestyle magazine Xiaokang. Another statistic shows that in 2009, more couples divorced than married.

So what’s going on in China? The study cited infidelity as the biggest reason behind divorces. Infidelity also has been in the news frequently in China, as several high-ranking officials were caught recently in cheating scandals.

Divorce rates in metropolitan areas are also higher than those in rural and outlying areas, with Beijing leading the nation with a divorce rate of 39%.

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Legislation surrounding prenuptial agreements is at stake, if one man’s case against a pole dancer he married succeeds.

The man is involved in a multi-million dollar case that is challenging the validity of the prenuptial agreement law. The success of the case could rule every relationship agreement signed since 2004 faulty.

The man met the dancer in a Sydney Club and married her after seven years. The couple agreed to a prenuptial agreement that would grant the wife over three million dollars if their marriage dissolved before four years. After two years, their marriage ended, and the man is claiming the woman entered into the relationship fraudulently and did not really love him. He said the original solicitor gave them the prenuptial agreement and signed off on it in minutes, with little dialogue.

In 2004, the “federal government introduced changes to the Family Law Act that required solicitors to certify they had taken certain steps to ensure their clients understood their agreements.”

If the man wins this case, the ramifications could affect thousands of other similar relationship agreements.

 

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