In a November ruling, Spain's Supreme Court ruled that a man must pay his ex-wife a pension of 1,000 euros per month for five years, not 2,000 euros indefinitely, as the Madrid Provincial Court had ruled.
The Supreme Court partially agrees with him. Firstly, because it was not taken into account that the couple had already divided the money that existed in a bank account and that the wife had received more than half a million euros, and that there were still real estate assets worth almost one million euros to be liquidated. Moreover, the wife was 49 years old, had a degree in economics and was bilingual in English, was not ill or disabled, and her children were of an age that required less care. Read more.