Should divorce be easier in China and what is the divorce rate in China? If more people are wanting to get divorced, why is it so hard?
In recent years, it seems more Chinese people are getting divorced. This is likely because there is less stigma around divorce than there used to be. In Canada, couples have to wait a year before they can get divorced. They need to separate, and then not get back together for 12 months.
Many people ask our divorce lawyers, you must not ever want to get married. This is not true. Separation lawyers see a lot of drama, but they also see a lot of good things happen. For example, there was one man that wanted to divorce because he got in a car accident. He was now not able to have children, and he wanted to divorce his wife. Why?
Divorce process In China And The Divorce Rate In China
Because she had always wanted to have a child. When the wife found out that he was speaking to us about divorce, she told him she will stay with him forever. She doesn’t care what happened, she loves him. She refused to divorce him, which is possible in China, but not in places like Canada or the United States. This is a beautiful situation, and it makes us believe in love.
Should divorce be easier? I think that’s the wrong question. The real important thing is that people know who they are, and what they want before they get married. The problem with divorce and marriage isn’t that the court process is too easy or hard.
Instead, couples should take some simple steps to better prepare themselves for marriage. For example, they should have done things like travel together. Travelling together can be stressful at times. It requires a lot of planning and logistics. What else can couples do before they get married?
They should have lived together for at least a year. Waiting to live together until after marriage is a horrible idea. What happens if you start arguing right after you move in? That is to be expected. But it should get better over time. After six months, you should not be fighting over things like the dishes, trash, or who’s turn it is to cook dinner.
Prenup Contract In China
The last thing you should do is an insurance policy. It’s commonly known as a marriage contract or a prenup. You can still do it even if you are already married. If you are already married, it’s called a postnuptial agreement. This simply means that you were already married when you signed it. It’s the same agreement.
The contracts are also very similar to a divorce contract in what it includes. However, when you sign a prenup, you have no plans to ever get divorced. You must have heard by now that half of all marriage ends in divorce. This didn’t use to be true in China, but divorce is quickly growing in Asian countries. Divorce is now more socially acceptable and is therefore much easier to do.
Better yet, people that are divorced are able to get remarried to someone they are better suited for. Not everyone can pick the right person on their first attempt. There are so many people in China, how do you know this is the right person?
Chinese Divorce Law
Don’t get us wrong, you should get married. But have the marriage contract signed just in case. If you are part of the 50% of people that do not get a divorce, great! When you turn 65 years old together, and you are still happily married, or at least, still married, you can cut up the divorce contract.
It’s like getting house insurance (if you don’t need to, but you still do it.) You don’t get the insurance because you plan on your house burning down. Of course, you hope this never happens. But if it does happen, your life isn’t destroyed. You are not going to have to spend $400,000 on building a new house. The insurance company will pay for you. But keep in mind, that house fires are rare, and divorce is common.
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Starting a company:
- Setting up a joint venture with a Chinese company
- Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE)
- A Representative company
- Immigrating to China
- Intellectual property
- Making connections in China (consulting services)
- Raising capital in China
- Employment contracts
- Shareholder agreements
- Joint venture agreements
- China company due diligence (is the company a scam?)
Dealing with problems:
- Criminal charges related to business (if you get arrested or detained in China, prevention)
- Shutting down your company
- Bankruptcy in China
- Lawsuits in China (starting or defending)
- Divorce in China (affects your business)
Should divorce be easier in China and is the divorce rate too high? We don’t know. Right now it can be simple, or it can be complex. Divorce can get nasty.