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1. “My client was the outrageous one, so my heart went out to his poor wife. He had OCD which manifested primarily financially, so he made their lives a penny-pinching hell. Examples: he was obsessed with avoiding unnecessary driving (wear and tear on the car, gas expenses), so he cut the whole family’s hair at home and never let them eat at a restaurant or go to the movies. Weirdest of all: he kept one toilet paper roll on him at all times and you had to get one square from him before you could go to the bathroom. He never gave more than one square. Wife finally got fed up and left him when 1) he gave her bangs during an in-home haircut and 2) their daughter was so traumatized by the toilet paper thing they couldn’t potty train her.
Also: he HATED paying his divorce lawyer bill. He was also an old-fashioned mega-catholic who considered divorce a deadly sin. He viewed my whole job as an unnecessary (and sinful) expense.”
2. “He had an argument with the new in-laws during the wedding and moved out at around 5 am during the first night.”
3. “My client put his wife in an assisted living facility based on a misdiagnosis, the medication of which caused the wife to be unable to care for herself. While in the facility, my client (shocker) started dating another woman and methinks began using hard drugs. He used a loooot of money on both of these things. She eventually got off the medication and got better. Suffice to say, she was not happy about what had transpired.”
4. “She was kidnapped in Mexico and he refused to pay ransom. Eventually her family managed to pay and she was left on the side of the road. It is not outrageous as in petty but outrageous as how absurd that is.”
5. “I knew a guy from a high school job who divorced his wife of 2 months because she would sleep with a nightlight but he could only sleep in total darkness, as they apparently never lived together until after getting married. He hated her nightlight so much that he would often sleep on the couch instead, but sometimes he would claim the bed for himself and lock her out of the bedroom for the night.”
6. “I was a legal assistant when this case came in, but this lady divorced her husband of two months because he got her an iPad case for her birthday instead of the expensive jewelry she wanted.”
7. “I worked for a law office where the owner would talk about the man who sued for divorce because his wife would no longer allow him to use a loaded gun as a… ‘marital aid.’ She had apparently agreed to it at some point, and was fine with the gun as long as it was empty, but that just wasn’t good enough for him.”
8. “Still remember an early case i worked on, man divorced his wife for her bingo addiction. 10 to 12 times per week she went to bingo. She was 82 he was 86.”
9. “Two 20 somethings, they were irreconcilable because he kept smoking her weed stash when she wasn’t home.”
10. “‘The dog he bought me pissed on the carpet.'”
11. “He got drunk at the wedding, she did not like it, and decided to divorce him right after the Honeymoon (which she went to without him).
Moreover, this was all an elaborate scheme of divorce-robbery, because the guy was loaded, and so was his entire family….
They were loaded because they were a family of EXCELLENT lawyers, and he was a third generation lawyer, with all the smarts and experience of his predecessors combined.
Lets just say it did not go well for her.”
12. “Was a loud chewer at the dinner table. He developed a complex and literally needed out as he couldn’t bear to eat with her.”
13. “Taught the parakeet certain cuss words for his wife. Hahaha. The parrot lives with the man now.”
14. “I got into scams because of a lawyer in my old office represented a woman whose husband left her because she got involved in a romance scam that started as a pen pal. It was a weird marriage. He was clearly a closet gay who married her for her money because she was ugly as all hell. They kept separate lives for 30 years.
She began corresponding with someone she believed was a 3 star General serving in Afghanistan. It went the typical way scams like this do: she fell in love and he needed $$$ to move from Afghanistan back to the United States. She eventually would transfer him about $70,000 over the course of 8 months.
Even when my friend brought me into the conference room to lay out the case as being a scam, for which I had piles of proof for, she continued to transfer money including a $8000 transfer the day after.
The judge ruled she owed her husband dollar for dollar what she gave the scammer, so $70k plus he issued a temporary restraining order barring her from transferring marital assets. My friend dumped her as a client when she showed interest in appealing the TRO and trying to expedite her divorce so she could ‘marry’ the scammer.”
15. “Not that outrageous, but our client’s wife (soon to be ex) of 20 years left him for her gym instructor, whom he introduced, and who’s also a woman.”
16. “When I was working at the DA’s office, there was a woman who had sex with her son’s 15 year old friend. The awkward part was that the husband was the high school baseball coach for both of the boys. My job at the time involved going through the evidence, including all of the text messages, where they eventually decided upon divorce. The only thing I really recall is that the man interrupted the text conversation about the affair to say “BRB. I’m going to get a McRib.” The texting resumed about 40 minutes later.
Needless to say, criminal law is weird and I decided to pursue another specialty.”