Court requires agency to pay for failed marriage

THERE GOES THE BRIDE: A man’s purchased bride decided not to go through with the marriage after a dispute between the firm and its agent dragged on

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 16, 2018
By: Chung Li-hua and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

The Taiwan High Court has found a matchmaking agency responsible for ruining the marriage of its clients and ordered that it must pay the former groom, surnamed Chen (陳), NT$500,000 in handling and reneging fees.

Chen in April 2016 signed a contract with the agency and paid NT$380,000 for it to arrange a marriage with a foreign spouse and her immigration to Taiwan.

The agency contacted an Indonesian agent, known only as A-chin (阿進), who arranged for Chen and the former bride, a woman surnamed Huang (黃), to meet, marry and register their marriage in Indonesia.

Chen returned to Taiwan to prepare for Huang’s arrival, but was later informed that A-chin had not started preparing Huang’s departure due to financial disagreements between A-chin and the agency, the court said.    [FULL  STORY]

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