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Taiwan Divorce Law

by Lindsay Pietroluongo

The court in Taiwan tends to look at cultural ideas and stereotypes concerning gender when dealing with divorce and child custody proceedings. Judges are also influenced by economic conditions and public welfare programs, or lack thereof.

Background

Divorce in Taiwan has been considered a law meant to help women escape troubled marriages.

Reconciliation

Judges are supposed to pressure the couple to reconcile instead of divorce in Taiwan divorce proceedings. Since this policy can disadvantage women by not allowing them out of a bad marriage, judges in Taiwan don't favor reconciliation.

Child Custody

As of 1996, child custody has been viewed in terms of what's best for the child. Taiwan courts tend to favor the mother in child custody cases.

About the Author

As a full-time writer in New York's Hudson Valley, Lindsay Pietroluongo's nightlife column and photos have appeared regularly in the "Poughkeepsie Journal" since 2007. Additional publications include "Chronogram," the "New Paltz Sojourn," "About Town" newspaper and "Outsider" magazine. Pietroluongo graduated from Marist College with a B.A. in English.

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