Trust Issues

Married for 30 years, this poor woman became a widow in February 2011. But wait, did I say widow? Not so much, as her husband secretly divorced her 8 years before. Then he continued to live with her as always but upon his death she was left with nothing. The man's grown children from a previous marriage are fighting her for everything. I guess we women will have to start checking the county records periodically if it is that easy to divorce someone without their knowlege. What a dirty rotten trick.
     Posted By: Alex - Fri Dec 14, 2012
     Category: Divorce

THIRTY FRICKIN' YEARS! What a rotten thing to do, heartless too!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/14/12 at 10:52 PM
Finally, we're are on the divorce score board!

BTW, I had a real tense time reading that, Patty. 😜
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/15/12 at 12:11 AM
Was the man (husband) part of the subway system (aka MTA) or otherwise connected to some high powered people?? Sounds like the "divorce" should be annulled.

I think since the husband claimed "abandonment", the wife did not have to sign any divorce papers. If she can prove they lived under the same roof for the entire time, then the "abandonment" claim falls apart.

Maybe the wife had cheated on the husband??? And this was his revenge?
What he did to his wife was TERRIBLE and DISHONEST. There must be a reason.
Even if the wife is 100% innocent, the husband may have suspected something (which was actually a "

Thanks Patty, for a very WEIRD story!!
Posted by girlgeniusNYC on 12/15/12 at 02:09 AM
Ha ha!
Posted by bob the bob on 12/15/12 at 04:06 AM

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If you go back to the top of the page, find the [SEARCH] field, and type in "Weird News" you can find links to many of Chuck's offerings.

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Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/15/12 at 09:44 AM
Well, I hope he's good 'n toasty right now. I'd say that, even if the divorce is real (which I don't think it should be), living together for eight years ought to count as a common law marriage, surely. Failing that, being his mistress for eight years ought to get her something.

@GG: you're using the word "man" kinda loosely there. Male person, I'll grudgingly accord him, but he's no man. 😠
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 12/15/12 at 09:45 AM
@Scottie: I looked up the common law thing and NY doesn't seem to believe in it. But, on the other hand he wore a glove, I think GG's got it right about the divorce being set aside 'cause the guy didn't honor it himself.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/15/12 at 09:50 AM
Thank you, Expat47.
Posted by Guy E. on 12/15/12 at 09:54 AM
Expat, thank you.
The husband is perhaps better described as a "slimeball".
My apologies to men everywhere, and especially the gentlemen of WU.
Posted by girlgeniusNYC on 12/15/12 at 10:41 AM
The Stir at Cafe Mom has a format of posting a brief summary of a story designed to upset their target audience, then asking for comments. It's never an original source for anything, and they seem to have a habit of leaving out any facts that would tend to blunt the intended effect.

In this case they did mention they got the story from the New York Post (with no link) but they just happened to forget to mention the Post story says "last month" (as of Nov. 19) "a judge ruled the divorce fraudulent, and Vivian received David’s life-insurance payment and is now in line to get his pension money." No doubt an accidental omission on their part, just like all the others....

-Cougar :{)

P.S. That story (the Cafe Mom version) could work as a perpetually forwarded email. I wonder if somebody has started it going the rounds already....

Of course even the full story is interesting, but when you know it's all settled and the good woman won it doesn't upset you as much. That wouldn't work as a forwarded email -- not outrageous enough.

Posted by Cougar Allen on 12/17/12 at 11:29 AM
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