Strange Divorce Settlements

Illinois custody attorney, Illinois family law attorney, Illinois divorce lawyer,Most couples going through a divorce are looking for a fair division of the marital assets,alimony andchild support amounts they can live with, and, ultimately, the legal dissolution of a marriage that just was not working. However, every so often we hear about some really odd demands made by one party or the other that cause us to shake our heads in disbelief.

Strange Demands, Strange Results

Granted, divorce laws around the world vary greatly. Some tend to favor one party more than the other.

Perhaps the only thing more strange than the demands made by the parties in these divorce cases, is that the judge actually granted them in finalizing the divorce decree.

  • A Cambodian couple ordered to split their assets took things quite literally and divided their house in half. The husband towed his half away, perhaps to enclose it before the rainy season.
  • A judge in Spain ordered a couple to divide their apartment in half as it was deemed best for the well-being of their two young daughters.
  • In Australia a man had to dig up the remains of his parents, who he buried on his family property, after a judge awarded the property to his wife.
  • A Nobel laureate who was divorced in 1988 had to pay his wife half of 1995 winnings because their settlement included a clause for any future Nobel winnings up to and including 1995. If he had won in 1996 his wife would have received nothing.
  • In India, a man who claimed his wife spent all his money on ice cream, was ordered to pay $1,300 per month in support, and an additional $2.50 each month so his wife could buy ice cream.

Of course, these stories all seem to border on the extreme, but the lesson is that if you feel you are entitled to something as part of your divorce there is no harm in asking for it.

Work with an Experienced Aurora Divorce Attorney

When it comes to dividing marital property as part of the final divorce settlement there is bound to be some disagreement among the parties. This is when it will pay off to find and retain an Illinois divorce lawyer that will work on your behalf to see that you receive everything to which you are entitled. When you rely on the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C. for help in pursuing your divorce, you will benefit from years of experience and their dedication to client satisfaction. You can schedule a free consultation when you call their offices today.

Sources:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/23385/10-bizarre-divorce-settlements

https://www.oddee.com/item_99656.aspx

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