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Court tells cheated wives to get more evidence

Updated: 2013-03-06 16:21

Women who believe their husbands are cheating should get more evidence as most face a disadvantage in divorce cases.

Beijing Second Intermediate People's Court has seen a rise in the number of women wanting a divorce for adultery, but they often lack the evidence needed by the court.

Most women just provide text messages, online chat or phone records as evidence, but this is normally not accepted by court.

In one case, a woman kept her husband's full online chat history detailing his adultery, but while the court showed sympathy the evidence was not enough.

The court has reminded women to keep written forms of evidence or collect video, recordings, photos or hotel records, considered strong proof.