1950 Marriage Law of People's Republic of China
Articles 23 (continued), 24, 25 and 26 - Page 12
Chapter VII - Property and Maintenance after Divorce
Article 23 (continued)
and education of the child of children, the husband may be exempted from
bearing further maintenance and education costs.
In case of divorce, debts incurred jointly by husband and wife during the
period of their married life should be paid out of the property jointly
acquired by them during this period. In cases where no such property has been
acquired or in cases where such property is insufficient to pay off such debts,
the husband is held responsible for paying them. Debts incurred separately be
the husband or wife should be paid off by the party responsible.
After divorce, if one party has not remarried and has maintenance difficulties,
the other party should render assistance. Both parties should work out an
agreement with regard to the method and duration of such assistance; in case
an agreement cannot be reached, the people's court should render a decision
Chapter VIII - By-Laws
Persons violating this Law will be punished in accordance with law.
In cases where interference with the freedom of marriage has caused death or
injury to one