Husband has to pay his ex-wife £180,000 for 25 years of unpaid housework

Husband has to pay his ex-wife 180,000 euros for 25 years of unpaid housework

The mother of two was responsible for all of the upkeep of the family home (Picture: Getty)

A businessman has to pay his ex-wife £180,000 after 25 years of unpaid housework.

The fee was determined based on the minimum wage for the work done throughout their marriage.

Ivana Moral’s husband has been asked to hand over the €204,624.86 – around £182,000 – in a divorce settlement published today.

Judge Laura Ruiz Alaminos, sitting at a court in Velez-Malaga in southern Spain, calculated the figure.

He had discovered that Ivana, who has two daughters with her ex, was responsible for all of the upkeep of their home.

She worked almost all her time “essentially in the household, which meant taking care of the household and the family and everything that is connected with it,” says the divorce decree.

Speaking to Cadena Ser Radio, Ivana claimed her husband only wanted her to work at home or occasionally at gyms he owned, where she “handled public relations and acted as a monitor.”

She told the radio station: “I devoted myself entirely to housework, taking care of my husband and the house.

“He made me take on the specific role” of doing chores to the extent that “I was in a place where I couldn’t really do much else.”

The marriage between Ivana and her husband was regulated by a separation of property.

This meant that each party’s earnings belonged solely to them.

As a result, the agreement “would not have allowed Ms. Moral access to the assets acquired through years of partnership,” I reports.

She told the newspaper: “This was clearly an abuse case that was to be completely ruled out financially (by my ex-husband) and there was nothing left after my marriage ended, so after all these years, me and my daughters were left in to whom I have given everything, nothing left time, energy and love in the family.

“I supported my husband in his work and in the family as a mother and father. I was never given access to his financial affairs; everything was in his name.’

Your ex, who intended to split his house and possessions after a divorce, is likely to appeal the decision.

He also has to pay her a pension of £444 a month and £356 and £533 to his two daughters, who are now 20 and 14.

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