All work merits salary. A Spanish court has sentenced a man to pay more than 200,000 euros to his ex-wife, corresponding to more than 20 years’ salary, for having taken care of the household during their marriage, according to a decision consulted on Tuesday by AFP.
This mother of two children took care, from her marriage, “of the house, of the family, with all that this implies”, indicates the judicial decision of the court of Vélez-Málaga. She will therefore receive “compensation of 204,624.86 euros”, decided the court.
The minimum wage over 24 and a half years
According to this woman’s lawyer, this sum represents “the minimum wage” for the period running from June 1995 to December 2020, that is to say 24 and a half years. The man will also have to pay monthly alimony to his ex-wife for his daughters.
In an interview with Cadena Ser radio, this woman said that her husband “didn’t want her to work outside”, although she did help him in the gyms, which he owned, by taking care of “public relations, being a monitor” but without being paid.
For the rest, “I devoted myself exclusively to household chores, to take care of my husband, to take care of the house”, she continued, saying she was “very happy” with the decision, “well deserved ” according to her.