Divorce lawyers in China have been inundated with requests from couples to file for divorce once their 30 days are up since the new law in the country was approved. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto Divorce lawyers in China have been inundated with requests from couples to file for divorce once their 30 days are up since the new law in the country was approved. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Divorce lawyers in China have been inundated with requests from couples to file for divorce once their 30 days are up since the new law in the country was approved. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Chinese couples rush to file for divorce as new law that requires 30-day ‘cooling off’ period kicks in

  • Under the law, couples who mutually agree to dissolve their marriage must complete the month-long cooling-off period to reconsider their positions
  • The law disadvantages women, particularly those without an independent source of income, one lawyer says

Topic |   China Society
Divorce lawyers in China have been inundated with requests from couples to file for divorce once their 30 days are up since the new law in the country was approved. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto Divorce lawyers in China have been inundated with requests from couples to file for divorce once their 30 days are up since the new law in the country was approved. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Divorce lawyers in China have been inundated with requests from couples to file for divorce once their 30 days are up since the new law in the country was approved. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
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