Sunday, November 25, 2012

New court fees to be waived for abused women

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?)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I somehow came across your blog and this particular post.

There are a lot of other priviliges apart from financial benefits a woman gathers from a false accusation for gender violence.

If you look on the internet you can find various 50-something step guidebooks by specialist lawyers on how to get most out of your separation in spain, and the accusation for gender violence is the main step.

I have suffered such false accusations and spend a couple of weeks in jail before released on lack of evidence. Now, 5 years later, my ex and I are communicating again and admitted her wrongdoing.

The 95% of the women that use this guidebook should be immediately stripped of all their priviliges immediately.

Greetings from Madrid.