Chinese Law Could Make Divorced Women Homeless

China’s Supreme Court has interpreted the 1980 Marriage Law to say that property purchased prior to the marriage automatically reverted to the buyer upon divorce.  In China, men traditionally provide the family home upon marriage.  This means that, effective August 13, 2011 when the court’s interpretation came into effect, many Chinese women face the possibility of automatically losing their homes upon divorce.  Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta, PA makes every effort to protect its clients’ rights in all family law issues they face.

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