Strange Divorce Laws in the U.S.

Divorce is complicated enough, even when you follow all specific legal regulations to a T. But what happens when you mix into the mess some wacky divorce laws? Here are some interesting, quite strange divorce laws that actually exist in the United States.

In Wichita, Kansas, if you are rude to your mother-in-law, your spouse has the legal right to file for divorce. So don’t forget to practice your best behavior when around the maternal grandmother of your kids!

If you live in Delaware and, for some reason, accepted a dare from your friends to marry someone, you and your spouse will have the right to file for an annulment.

Say your spouse becomes severely insane after about 5 years into the marriage. This will give you the right to annul the marriage as long as you live in New York. Also in New York: if you receive any type of professional degree or license, such as a medical degree, nursing degree or law degree, during the marriage, it is considered marital property.

In New Mexico and Mississippi, you can get your friends a lot more involved in your divorce than they probably wanted to be. In these states, you can blame a third party for the disintegration of your marriage.

In Alabama, you have it made if you’re the wife. If you’re the husband, you may not be so lucky once you get divorce. Alabama law allows the wife to retain all property that she owned prior to the marriage, as well as any property she may be entitled to after the divorce.

New York, yet again with some more wacky divorce laws: State law says that a couple who cannot agree on anything in a marriage must agree that they do not agree in order to get a divorce in the Big Apple.

If you live in Kentucky, you may want to think twice about remarrying your ex-spouse multiple times. In this state, it’s illegal to remarry the same person four times. Third times a charm, right?

Fortunately, Arizona doesn’t have any crazy divorce laws, but just in case you have some interesting aspects of your divorce, The Sampair Group is here to help. Visit www.sampair.com to schedule a free consultation with a Glendale divorce lawyer today.