Judge forces couple to split apartment down the middle
In Spain, a bad economy forces a divorcing couple to stay together.
Tough economic times have made it difficult for some couples to divorce. In Spain, the financial crisis has even made it difficult to separate, as evidenced by a recent case in which a judge ordered a feuding couple to split their apartment down the middle.
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"It is an extraordinary decision that could encourage other judges to seek similarly extreme solutions,” Josep Maria Torres, a lawyer in Barcelona, told the New York Times. “Spain’s economic crisis has changed everything.”
The 2,700-square-foot apartment belongs to the husband’s parents. A judge in Seville ordered the divorcing couple to turn the apartment into two independent units. The judge considered the couple’s finances as well as the fact that they have two daughters.
Sound awkward? The judge argued that awkward is “the lesser of two evils in view of the economic situation presented by both parties.”
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So does the couple live with his parents in this apartment? The article talks about the financial crisis in Spain, so maybe both are unemployed. It also doesn't say that they can't move out of it and find their own places, just that the judge isn't going to order either one to leave.
BTW, that apartment at 2700 sq ft is bigger than my whole 4 bedroom house.
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