As part of the divorce process, couples must state the ground for a divorce. Most couples file divorce over predictable reasons: Someone has been unfaithful; the couple has grown apart; fights over money.
Sometimes, though, divorce lawyers and judges hear the weird and wild when it comes to the grounds for divorce.
As this graphic shows, couples across the globe have filed for divorce for some bizarre reasons. To add insult to injury, the desire for divorce was sometimes revealed in awkward and insensitive ways.
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Strangest Divorce Contentions
In 2001, a woman in China filed for divorce after her pet bird tattled of her husband’s infidelities.
A man in India wanted a divorce because his wife didn’t wear modern-enough clothes.
A Romanian woman divorced her husband of 50 years for feeding stray dogs with their limited pension.
In 2008, a Saudi woman wanted a divorce after her husband of 30 years tried to take a peek of her face under her veil while she slept.
In England, a woman divorced her husband because she caught him cheating on her in an online video game.
In 2009, a German woman divorced her husband because she said he cleaned too much.
A man in India accidentally divorced his wife in his sleep. He was sleep-talking and said ‘talaq’ three times which can be an official divorce in Muslim law.
A man divorced his wife after 10 years when he discovered that she had been lying about her age.
A woman in the UK found out her husband was divorcing her from his Facebook post.
A Delhi man filed for divorce after his wife refused to serve tea to his friend.