Funny (and Sad) but True Divorce Stories

The late, great comedian Robin Williams was once quoted as defining divorce as derived “from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.” Divorce is often a difficult time for most people as noted in the website of Arenson Law Group, PC, but sometimes the only way to cope with the many sad truths about divorce is to find the humor in them. While this might sound unconventional, it can absolutely be helpful.

Most people don’t associate lawyers with funny stories (unless they’re about them) but it would take a real stick-in-the-mud to keep a straight face when encountering the following stories either first-hand or through this article. And while divorce is not funny at all, sometimes the details are just outright ridiculous.

Take the case of the man who just couldn’t leave the nest that he brought his mother with him on his honeymoon. Needless to say, his wife divorced him shortly after. But never mind being attached to your mother. How about being attached to a movie? A woman threatened to file for divorce because her husband was less than impressed with the animated feature film Frozen. According to reports, the woman refuses to live with her husband and communicates with him through her mother. Another obsession-related case is that of a woman who after tolerating 15 years of marriage with a neat-freak of a husband, finally called it quits when he knocked down a wall of their house because it was dirty.

Grounds for divorce is not the only funny but sad aspects of some divorces. One couple spent three hours arguing over who gets the kids for Christmas when they were Jewish, and another one argued for hours over custody of the dog while dealing cavalierly with custody of their two children.

The clear winner, however, is the story of the vengeful husband whose wife’s forensic accountant unearthed his hidden assets. In retaliation, he demanded that he gets half of his ex-wife’s much-beloved pet; not half of the time, but physically half. He demanded that the pet be euthanized and the ashes divided. Unfortunately, there is no wisdom of Solomon in the story to counter this miserable example of human pettiness.

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