When one works as a divorce lawyer, one hears some crazy stories. One divorce attorney in London told the New York Times recently that she has stories in her divorce dockets that no one would believe. Among them is a woman who sued for divorce because her husband forced her to dress up in a Klingon costume and speak to him in the language of the Klingons. Another divorce suit in her files claims that a man pursued a divorce from his wife after she maliciously served him his least favorite food over and over. What was the dish? A heaping helping of tuna casserole.
Another case reads that one man insisted that his pet tarantula stay in a glass case right next to the matrimonial bed. While the wife pleaded otherwise, her husband would not budge on his decision. The attorney admitted to The New York Times that many of the allegations are insane, and are now things that should become a factor in divorce procedure.
In another case by one of her clients, this attorney says that a man accused his wife of tampering with the T.V. with insidious intent and throwing away all of his meat which was stored in the fridge. She then retaliated by saying that he used the washing machine, which was her property, and that he did not appreciate her dislike for meat. In England, there is no allowance for a no-fault divorce, which is why these nitty-gritty and somewhat embarrassing details come to the surface in court.
Some attorneys in the UK believe that it would be better to allow a no-fault system so that these spats wouldn’t have to be hashed out in public. In England, a couple can divorce for five reasons. One of those is adultery, another is abandonment, the most common reason cited is unreasonable behavior, which forces couples to prove that one spouse has been acting unreasonably before the divorce can be granted. As you can see, there are a variety of reasons why people divorce. If you feel that you and your spouse aren’t meant for each other, then talk to a New York divorce lawyer for more information on how to file for a divorce.