A woman from Spain is benefiting from a divorce decision financially.
As per People’s report, Ivana Moral based her case against her former spouse on 25 years of household chores.
Earlier this month, a judge decided that she should receive $215,000 as part of a pension settlement.
Euronews reported that Moral contended that her role as a homemaker prevented her from pursuing her own career, and she “was deprived of any possible career due to her exclusive dedication to the home and family.”
Throughout their long-lasting marriage, Moral and her husband kept their finances separate, while her partner considerably grew his assets by running a gym business.
Additionally, Moral mentioned that she worked hard to raise the pair’s two daughters.
As per court documents examined by Fox News, Moral felt “economically endangered, valueless, and reliant” after initiating divorce proceedings in 2020.
“Clearly this was a case of abuse to be completely excluded financially (by my ex-husband) with nothing left after my marriage ended, so me and my daughters were left with nothing after all these years of putting all my time, energy and love in the family,” Moral said of her husband’s actions, according to People.
“I was supporting my husband in his work and in the family as a mother and a father.”
“I was never allowed access to his financial affairs; everything was in his name.”
She will receive her award in the form of a monthly pension of $528.
The Spanish court arrived at this amount by examining the lowest monthly wages of domestic workers throughout the duration of her 25-year marriage, as reported by Fox.
It will take her ex-husband more than 30 years to fully pay off her compensation. The legal battle occurred in the southern province of Málaga, as per Euronews.
The former spouse has not been identified publicly.
In addition, he has been ordered to provide monthly payments of approximately $433 and $649 to his two daughters, as reported by People.
Moral’s attorney is highlighting the case as a turning point for homemakers who face divorce.
“This ruling represents the labor of all the women in the shadows and who, without a doubt, constitute a fundamental support in personal, marital, and familiar terms during years and years so that the ex-husband could develop his professional career and a rise in wealth which at the moment of separation could not share,” lawyer Marta Fuentes told iNews.
“She was his shadow, working behind [him] so he could rise professionally and become someone.”