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Chinese Government Passes Law That Moves Divorce Towards a Community Property System

In recent years, China has moved in a direction that has many people wondering just how much like the United States this mysterious country will wind up being in terms of culture, economy and several other aspects of life.  In fact, much like the United States over the past few generations, the divorce rate in China has exploded in recent years, leading to a bit of legal mayhem in the absence of clear laws and standards.

However, the government is now beginning to act in a way that will help to set those standards and provide some form of guidance for people in China who decide that it’s time to end their marriages.  Specifically, the government has recently passed a law that prevents spouses from taking property from their other spouse that was individually held by that other spouse prior to the marriage.  This law has actually generated a large amount of controversy around the world.

What this seems to be in actuality is that China is moving towards a system that resembles the system of the United States, specifically California.  This law is basically a form of a community property law.  Community property laws that govern property division in a divorce basically state that any property that was held by one spouse prior to marriage and that has not been transferred or comingled since the marriage is not subject to property division.  Chinese authorities seem to agree.

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What this news tells us is that when it comes to divorce, governments and authorities seem to be most interested in moving towards a system that’s as fair as possible.  While the community property system does have flaws and holes according to many, its intent is to have the parties to a marriage walk away from their divorce with the best chance to succeed.

If you are facing the possibility of ending your marriage, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have helped many husbands and fathers move on with their lives successfully.  Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.