When you have decided to get a divorce, you may want to divorce ASAP so you can move on with your life. However, divorces can be complicated, and there are a lot of legal hurdles you have to clear before a divorce can be legalized. You may already have a separation attorney if you had become legally separated before deciding to divorce. If so, you can have this attorney represent you in the divorce, or you can change attorneys to find one that handles a lot of divorces. In either case, the attorney you choose should be able to answer your basic divorce questions as well as updating you on the status of your divorce.
As you communicate with your attorney, you may need to have some common divorce terms explained to you as the process goes on. And, your attorney should be willing to contact you when there is a change in status so that you don’t have to keep calling to ask- did my divorce go through? Your attorney should be there to answer your questions and tell you about the next steps in the process. It can take time to become legal, but for many, it is worth the wait.
Family law attorneys have seen it all. These legal professionals can act in the capacity of divorce attorneys, child custody attorneys, and even domestic violence attorneys. Consequently, they see a myriad of different, complicated cases, some of which are far more strange than others.
Here are just a few of the weirdest divorce cases family law attorneys have ever had to deal with.
The Most Expensive Jar of Peanut Butter of All Time.
A Reddit thread asking divorce attorneys about their strangest cases recently went viral. User ammjh told the story of a couple who spent two hours of their time arguing about who would get the leftover groceries in the refrigerator, which had an estimated value of about $40. Two hours of user ammjh’s time, the opposing counsel’s time, and the mediator’s time added up to about $1,000, and it all came down to a Sam’s Club-sized jar of peanut butter.
The Man Who Wanted to Be the Fourth Stooge.
One New York woman divorced her husband, because he was a bit too invested in the three stooges. While that may sound shallow, getting jabbed in the eyes, popped on the head, and her ears pulled constantly is a pretty good reason to dissolve a six year marriage.
Jealous of the Fame.
Dagmar Quisth selflessly rushed into a burning building in Hassleholm, Sweden, and was able to save six children from being burned alive. Naturally, his heroics earned him a bit of fame. However, it’s dark next to the spotlight. Dagmar’s fame left his wife Elke feeling like a “second-class citizen.” When she filed for divorce, the judge told her to stand by her heroic man.
If you’re going through a divorce, it’s hopefully not as strange as these. Whether or not it is, though, it’s a good idea to hire a family law attorney to represent you, and have your side represented as well as possible.
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