Chinas supreme court released a new interpretation of the countrys marriage law on Wednesday detailing how courts should handle debt dispute cases that usually involve divorced couples.
In the document, the Supreme Peoples Court says that in cases where a loan was taken out under the name of one individual to cover costs beyond the familys daily expenses, then courts should not hold their spouse or former spouse responsible for repaying the money.
The new interpretation released today means a fresh page for all of us, said a divorcée surnamed Chen who has become an advocate for spouses in such situations. She declined to give Sixth Tone her full name, citing privacy concerns.
In recent years, th…
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