After her boyfriend who had lived together for 4 years broke up, she asked the woman to divide his property in half. (Schematic/Unplash)
A woman from mainland China went to Hangzhou to work alone many years ago. She made a fortune from running an apparel business and successfully saved money to buy a house and parking space. Unexpectedly, after the boyfriend who had lived together for 4 years broke up, he thought that although the house and parking space were bought by the woman alone, he was responsible for packing, delivering, buying vegetables and cooking, paying property fees, etc., which should belong to the joint operation, so The woman’s property should also be divided into half, and she decided to file a complaint.
“Xiaoxiang Morning Post” reported that Xiaohua (all pseudonyms below) went to Hangzhou to work hard many years ago. She usually runs a clothing wholesale business and her career is getting bigger and bigger. However, her parents in her hometown are very anxious about their daughter not getting married. Continue to urge marriage. Soon after, the then 25-year-old Xiaohua met Xiao Li, a man in the next village, through an introduction. The two chatted for a while and felt that each other’s personalities were speculative, and they developed into a romantic relationship and started living together.
In 2016, Xiaohua bought a house in Hangzhou with a total price of more than 2 million yuan (about NT$8.68 million). She paid 500,000 down payment by herself and applied for housing loans on her own. In early 2017, Xiaoli and Xiaohua were in The wedding was held in her hometown, but she did not register for the marriage at the public unit. After that, the woman spent the money alone to renovate the house and buy a parking space. Gradually, she felt that her boyfriend was not motivated, so she proposed to break up in the fourth year of living together.
Unexpectedly, Xiao Li actually claimed that the breakup requires compensation for youth loss. The two sides had a dispute over this. In the end, the woman compromised and agreed to pay each other 130,000 yuan (about NT$560,000), but the man refused and the negotiation broke. . Afterwards, Xiao Li filed a request to ask the ex-girlfriend to return the salary, and advocated that the two people lived and operated together during the cohabitation period. Therefore, the house and parking space purchased by the woman belonged to the common property and asked to split half of the shares.
However, the local court held that for the property acquired by one party during the cohabitation period, the other party may not necessarily enjoy the rights of joint ownership, and the plaintiff bears the burden of proof for “common ownership.” According to the existing evidence, Xiaohua was engaged in clothing wholesale before the two parties fell in love. The business and the store also used the bank account of the defendant’s partner, so the operating income did not belong to the income of the couple, and the man was sentenced to lose the lawsuit.