Mon, February 15, 2021, 1:44 AM
The new law in China requires a 30-day ‘cooling off’ period for couples before filing for divorce. Critics say the new law is a way to discourage divorce in a country that values “family harmony” Some couples are so desperate they’ve turned to scalpers to jump ahead in line for divorce lawyers.
Chinese couples are rushing to file for divorce before a new law comes into effect that could make getting a divorce a much harder and lengthier process.
The new law, passed in May of last year but just now coming into effect, requires that couples take part in a 30-day “cooling off” period before filing for divorce. If either side of the couple decides to call off the divorce during that period, the aggrieved party must apply for divorce again and the 30-day clock starts anew.