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A divorce court in China has ordered a man to pay his wife more than $10,000 as compensation for the housework she did during their five-year marriage, in what is believed to be a landmark legal first.
In the ruling, which effectively puts a monetary value on housework, the court ordered Wang's husband, identified as Chen, to pay 50,000 yuan for neglecting his share of the domestic duties.
Such a judgment was made possible through a new civil code, which came into effect at the beginning of the year. The new provisions allow for a spouse who shoulders more responsibility in caring for children or elderly relatives, or carrying out unpaid housework, to request compensation from their partner in the event of a divorce. Both parties should negotiate the amount between them but, if they fail to agree, a court can decide for them. Interested? Read more here...

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