In Spain, a not-so-happy couple was ordered to split their home in half and run it as if it were two independent households.
Many of Spain’s cohabitating couples who would rather be single again are finding themselves unable to go their separate ways due to tough financial times.
The financial crisis sweeping the country has left many fighting duos forced to continue to live together.
At times, they are so mired in conflict that the court has to step in and mandate solutions to hopefully bring about peace.
In one case, a not-so-happy couple was ordered to split their home in half and run it as if it were two independent households.
According to the judge, her ruling took into consideration the best solution for the couple’s financial situation, as well as for their two young daughters.
Reportedly, the wife and the daughters will live in the upstairs portion of the 2700 square-foot apartment and the husband in the lower half.
The cost of transforming each part into fully functioning, independent quarters was ruled to be the responsibility of the man.
Certainly a unique solution, but one lawyer thinks is worth repeating.
He said, "It is an extraordinary decision that could encourage other judges to seek similarly extreme solutions. Spain's economic crisis has changed everything."