The minister of health announced that women that are victims of gender violence wouldn’t have to pay the new court fees. In case you missed it, the new court fees feature a 0.5% surcharge on all judgments plus a fixed amount. It seems dumb for me to tax the winner (rather than taxing the loser, which makes more sense to me).
In any case, while I get the reasoning behind creating this exemption, the fact that this exemption also supposed to apply in divorce cases could create a situation where it makes financial sense to find abuse, and it’s not like no one has ever lied in a divorce trial.
The bottom line is that the tax applies to all victims who sue for damages, so it is strange to single out one particular victim group. (Why does the quadriplegic who sues a drunk driver for negligence have to pay 0.5% tax on any damages won?)