刘彩丽与张飞离婚纠纷,安徽省阜阳市中级人民法院 (Liu v. Zhang)

Liu and Zhang held the wedding ceremony in 2009 and registered for marriage in 2011.  In order to marry Liu, Zhang paid a “bride price” of 96,080 Chinese yuan, and Liu’s dowry included a television, refrigerator, washing machine and several pieces of furniture. Liu filed for divorce in 2013, and Zhang requested Liu to return part or all of the bride price. The court found that the bride price was paid for the purpose of marrying Liu, and its payment led to difficulty in Zhang’s parents’ life after Zhang’s marriage. Thus, the court held that Liu was required to return a portion of the bride price. Considering the length of Zhang and Liu’s marriage and their standard of living during that time, the Court ordered Liu to return 32,000 Chinese yuan of the bride price. Moreover, the court found that Liu’s dowry was Liu’s personal property and Zhang had no interest therein.  Available here

离婚、财产与继承权

刘某与张某于2009年举办婚礼,于2011年办理结婚登记。张某为与刘某缔结婚姻关系,付给彩礼人民币96080元。刘某的嫁妆包括电视、冰箱、洗衣机和几件家具。刘某于2013年提起诉讼,要求与张某离婚,张某要求刘某退还彩礼。法院认为张某付给的彩礼是为了与刘某缔结婚姻关系,彩礼数额巨大,导致婚后张某家庭生活困难。法院判决刘某应退还张某部分彩礼。综合考量两人共同生活的时间及消费状况,法院判决刘某退还张某彩礼款32000元。同时,刘某的嫁妆属刘某个人财产,应依法由其个人所有。

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2014

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