11 Feb 2020

Domestic violence victims paying divorced ex-partners thousands

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 11 February 2020

Domestic violence victims say it is obscene they are being asked to pay their abusive ex-husbands hundreds of thousands of dollars in divorce settlements.

The Government is considering Law Commission recommendations to change the law - but some fear they do not go far enough.

One woman, whose voice we have altered to protect her identity, told RNZ reporter Gill Bonnett that her husband of 40 years was laughing all the way to the bank.