Divorce Lawyers Share The Most Outrageous Reasons They've Ever Seen A Couple File For Divorce

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Love does die.

Sometimes love isn't forever, and more often than not the end is closer to the beginning of the story than many would like to admit. The end of a marriage is no fun for anyone involved. It maybe a long time coming and a long awaited satisfaction but never fun. And the reasoning behind the severing of ties can be something only a fiction writer wishes they could think up. It may not be fun, but it's certainly never dull.

Redditor u/xancanreturns wanted to hear from lawyers about all the crazy, most bizarre reasons love fades by inquiring.... Divorce Lawyers of Reddit, what's the most outrageous reason someone filed for divorce?


How Law & Order....

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To avoid prison. Guy came in saying he was going to be indicted for many things (the list would have been impressive if it wasn't also sickening). So, he wanted to marry his accomplice because he saw on TV that your spouse can't testify against you without your permission and the accomplice had cut a deal. He just needed to get this pesky marriage to his current wife dissolved.

idliketosmitepls

They're both happily remarried.....

One straw really can break a camel's back. I'm related to a couple for whom the last straw was him laughing at a joke about how to light birthday candles.

Important context: things had been rocky for a while, and they'd gone back and forth with trial separations, counseling, renewal retreats, reconciliations that didn't quite last, etc. But then they were at their son's birthday party, and another relative started lighting the candles from the left side of the cake.

Wife: Why didn't you start from the center and light outward?


Relative: I thought about it, but I was worried you'd have nothing to complain about.

Husband: chuckles

Wife: storms out in tears, files for divorce the next week

Obviously, it would be dumb to say they divorced over the birthday candles, or over a joke. To her, him laughing at a joke that was made at her expense was a sign of the lack of respect between them. And she just couldn't take living with him if things were going to be like that.

They're both happily remarried and stayed civil as coparents.

thefuzzybunny1

 "other wife"

Guy came in and wanted to divorce his wife because he found out that she was still married to some other guy. He then asked me if he needed to tell his "other wife" that he was married to this wife.

porntoomuch

"Aah"

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A man filed for divorce because he couldn't stand listening to his wife make the "aah" sound after every drink. Apparently it got to him over the years.

Katie_19_96

Oh Boy.... lemme tell you....

Oh boy I've been working at a family law firm for 3 years and I have seen/heard some crazy stuff.

For example:

  1. We handled the divorce for an older man (70s), bc he was cheating and wanted to be with his mistress. Two years go by, he comes back to divorce the mistress bc he's been cheating on HER with his first wife.
  2. Wife found photos of her husband dressed up as a ballerina.
  3. Husband files for divorce bc wife does cocaine. He brings us photos of her with coke on her bare boobs. Then admits he took the photos. Then admits he's the one with the coke habit.
  4. Wife filed for divorce bc she didn't want to relocate to a neighboring state for his promotion.
  5. Couple with "open marriage" both end up jealous and call different law firms, and file separate complaints for divorce within hours of each other. beloved_wolf

Woof....

Because she bought a $3500 dog as a surprise and when she sent him the picture he responded with "this kind of impulsive nonsense is why your family is poor."

MisterBurns313

He was very harsh, but damn, I have to agree with him. Don't waste your money, ladies and gents.

U2V4RGVtb24

The Pics...

Overheard in court one day a woman wanted to divorce her husband because he likes taking pictures of trains, and had been doing so for years before.

StanMarsh02

If he was a major foamer, i can totally understand that. Some of those people drag their families around the country, chasing heritage units or trains that are hauling neat crap. Literally every Saturday i used to see the same dude in his minivan full of family, happily snapping pictures of us going by while his kids looked bored to tears and his wife (probably) contemplated pushing him in front of a train. I couldn't handle wasting all my free time with someone who just wants to foam at the mouth in excitement over trains.

engineerkoala

No Crusts!

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He a woman who made his sandwich wrong. Well, she made it with an end piece. So he divorced her.

witchywomanwondersss

We never.... you know....

I had a woman call and say she needed an annulment but couldn't find her husband, and hasn't seen him in years. I corrected her that it would be a divorce, not an annulment. She told me they never consummated the marriage so it couldn't be a divorce. I told her that hasn't been the law in a long time, and she fought me on it. I asked her how exactly she intended to prove to the judge - with evidence - that her marriage wasn't consummated, and that got her upset enough to hang up on me.

beccaroux

Jealous Much?

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She saw him in bike shorts and said she could never be sexually attracted to him again.

ragnarockette

I practically live on a bike path and let me tell you that some people shouldn't wear bike shorts. Or anything with spandex. Ever.

sonia72quebec

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