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Q: Why do divorce laws in China favor men?

As it stands in China, whoever made the down payment on a house is the one who gets to keep it following a divorce...

9 years 6 weeks ago in  Family & Kids - China

 
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Actually, that law is pretty fair. If the woman makes the down payment, she keeps it following the divorce. The LAW doesn't favor men, it's pretty straight forward and equal.

Chinese culture dictates that the *man should* provide the house, car, etc. so in most situations the man makes the payment. That's not a legal issue, it's a "cultural" one. Plus, most Chinese women EXPECT this of a husband, even if they can afford to buy a house themselves, and I highly doubt most Chinese men would accept a wife paying for it.

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Good answer Tibbles.

Ur spot on

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Well if they share the mortgage, shouldn't they share on the value of the house? This just makes divorce easier for guys...

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Just let the man buy the house all by himself.
I like this new law. Who cares about house anymore if u cannot share it after divorce?
Chinese girls r too greedy, all gold diggers.

Men need the law to get protected. Wink

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Wenna, will you buy me a house?

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If I am rich and I love u, will buy u whatever u want…… Wink

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When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.

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because it's a male dominated society.  any other ignorant questions ?

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wow this is like the best i've heard within the chinese laws...

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Maybe you should ask why such laws favour women back home. 

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My two cents :

try Google, type Chinese divorce law in English, and go to the site and read it.

I do not care which color glasses you wear, it is pretty down the middle, I would say fair to both sides.  Not like in many other countries that favors women in 90 % of each of them.  And this is so, even with China having a "male dominance" society.

Enough said, very sore subject for me.

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The law doesn't favor men, it favors whoever pays for the house, which sounds fair to me. If you don't want to lose the house after divorce, either A) Don't divorce or B) Pay the downpayment yourself. Then, no worries.

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Compared to the divorce rulings in the UK this is emminently sensible, you get back what you paid for. I was married in the UK for twney three years to someone who gave up work with our first child, never worked for the twenty years. Apart from bringing £23k of her money into the marriage never paid for anything and then claimed 50% when we divorced and even had the gall to ask if I would pay for an extension on her boyfriends house so that they could have enough bedrooms for both my girls. Told her to p*** off and the girls stayed with me anyway. Sorry to rant but this is still a sore point with me and I know it is with a lot of English guys. I remember seeing a t-shirt logo that said "why bother getting married just find a woman who hates you and give her the house". To actually now be in a country that says if you pay for it you keep it is a real breath of fresh air.

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