Chinanews Client, December 4th. Yang Zongtao, the second-level inspector of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, stated at the press conference of the Ministry of Civil Affairs on the 4th that the provisions of the Civil Code on the divorce cooling-off period system only apply to divorce by agreement.

In cases of domestic violence, the parties can file a lawsuit in the court. Article 1079 of the "Civil Code" has clear provisions. One of them is that the courts on domestic violence can decide divorce.

Prosecution for divorce does not apply to the divorce cooling-off period system. Therefore, the cooling-off period does not have problems that are not conducive to protecting parties who have suffered domestic violence.