Court Orders Ex-Husband to Pay Wife $215K for 25 Years of Unpaid Housework During Their Marriage

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Ivana Moral, a 48-year-old woman in Spain is set to be paid $215,000 USD by her ex-husband. The court ruled that she is owed compensation for doing unpaid housework during their marriage.

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She will receive $528 USD a month from her ex-husband. She filed for divorce in 2020. New outlets iNews and El Pais reported that the amount of the pension was chosen by a Malaga judge. It was based on the minimum wage for professional employment over the course of their 25 years of marriage.

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Their daughters will also receive payment as well. A monthly payment of $429 and $637 will be given to each daughter, ages 14 and 20. The husband is currently appealing the decision.

In court, Moral stated that she exclusively completed all of the housework while they were married. She also argued that she couldn’t pursue her own career dreams and goals because of “her exclusive dedication to the home and family.” She stated that her ex-husband “accumulated and exponentially increased his assets.”

Her ex-husband built a large and successful gym business affording him the luxury of lavish things. He also refused to pay for an advanced education for one of their daughter’s.

“Clearly this was a case of abuse to be completely excluded financially (by my ex-husband) with nothing left after my marriage ended, so me and my daughters were left with nothing after all these years of putting all my time, energy and love in the family,” Moral shared with a local news outlet.

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“I was supporting my husband in his work and in the family as a mother and a father,” she continued. “I was never allowed access to his financial affairs; everything was in his name.”

Her attorney, Marta Fuentes, also released a statement regarding the incident. “This ruling represents the labour of all the women in the shadows and who, without a doubt, constitute a fundamental support in personal, marital, and familiar terms during years and years so that the ex-husband could develop his professional career and a rise in wealth which at the moment of separation could not share.”

“So he could get on in his career, she stayed at home to look after the children, and they never contacted anyone to help her,” she added. “She was his shadow, working behind [him] so he could rise professionally and become someone.”

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  1. What utter bravo sierra! Her compensation was a home and NOT having to work outside the home. The children were provided for, and must learn to contribute to the family and home so THEY will have the skills needed to run a household. The wife filed, make he boyfriend pay! BS

  2. Cool, deduct $10/meal 3x a day….deduct her portion of electricity, water etc… NOTHING FOR FREE… Not her Labor (I agree), but she doesnt deserve to gain from his work product in an Employee/Employer relationship.
    Im sure she got purses, jewelry and other things due to his success…

    Hes a dick for not letting his kids have education! Hes a dick for not paying his HOOKER for her time in his home… There is NO EXCUSE for him walking away…
    But their marital contract didnt say, He earns everything. She spends what she wants….

  3. Guess he should be able to charge her 1/2 Mortgage. groceries or other bills since she should be responsible for 1/2, right?

  4. She didn’t earn an income, so her husband paid for everything while she contributed nothing financially to the household during those 25 years. Did she not have a roof over her head, food to eat, clothes to wear, spending money, all the things people work for? Then she was compensated.

    • Dan, you would never do the chores of a full time household manager/wife/mother. It goes beyond 12 hrs a day. You clearly don’t understand what real hard work looks like. She will receive a very small support payment monthly to allow her to get back on her feet as she transitions to be on her own. If his wealth increased while he was married to her, then he wouldn’t have been able to do it on his own as a single father. A family business should be community property and having it in the husband’s name does not mean that it only belongs to him. It only shows he’s controlling and the kind of unequal life he provided to her. She needed him to be able to take care of the household and their children as he needed her to be able to spend the time at work to increase in wealth. Her work has great value. Try paying someone to replace her duties. It would be unaffordable. I’m sure the court considered his support through the years in whatever formula they used as they did not award a huge sum as well as his current assets. If the court ruled on her favor, it means it belongs to her. It only shows that he had been a very controlling man for 25 years.

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