Istanbul appeals court rules for couple’s divorce over ‘pocket money’ debate
An Istanbul appeals court has ruled for a couple’s divorce after a woman had filed a lawsuit against her marriage, saying she had been being subjected to rumors for sleeping in a separate bed from her husband at home and that her husband had not been giving her “pocket money.”
The woman’s appeal had initially been rejected from the 12th Family Court in Istanbul, when the court had overturned her request for a divorce.
However, the second legal phase at the appeals court has resulted in her favor.
The judge at the appeals court has ruled that the woman had been subjected to “economic violence” upon not being able to receive “pocket money” from her husband.
The court has also credited the woman for her concerns over having been subjected to degrading gossip for having a separate bed from her husband at home.