A Spanish judge ordered a man to pay his ex-wife $215,000 for 25 years of housework that she “exclusively” handled while they were a couple.
Ivana Moral won the judgment after arguing she was burdened by chores for the couple during their 25 years of marriage, according to a report from WSB, citing the Spanish language newspaper El Pais.
The court ordered Moral’s ex-husband to make monthly payments of $528 to his ex-wife, a sum that was determined by calculating the minimum monthly professional wage for housekeepers during the period the couple were married.
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Moral told the court she was also responsible for raising the couple’s two daughters and taking care of her husband during their marriage, yet still managed clean a house she described as “always impeccable.”
The ex-wife argued that “her exclusive dedication to the home and family” left her unable to pursue her own career opportunities, while her ex-husband was able to build a successful gym business and “accumulated and exponentially increased his assets.”
Moral also argued that her 25 years of marriage with her ex-husband left her feeling “economically threatened, worthless, and dependent.”