September 17, 2011
French Suit over Relations (or Lack Thereof)
The Telegraph reports about a Frenchman sued by his ex-wife for lack of physical relations:
The 51-year-old man was fined under article 215 of France’s civil code, which states married couples must agree to a “shared communal life”.
A judge has now ruled that this law implies that “sexual relations must form part of a marriage”.
The rare legal decision came after the wife filed for divorce two years ago, blaming the break-up on her husband’s lack of activity in the bedroom.
A judge in Nice, southern France, then granted the divorce and ruled the husband named only as Jean-Louis B. was solely responsible for the split.
But the 47-year-old ex-wife then took him back to court demanding 10,000 euros in compensation for “lack of sex over 21 years of marriage”.
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Wow! Really??? That's one of the most creative lawsuits I've heard about :)
Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyers | Sep 17, 2011 9:47:56 AM
Entertaining!...to say the least :)
Posted by: Tulsa House Cleaners | Sep 19, 2011 5:48:44 PM
She's crazy! - I can't believe the judge allowed the law suit to stick.
Posted by: Oklahoma City Divorce Attorneys | Sep 19, 2011 6:44:47 PM
This one's just too much of a stretch for my taste.
Posted by: Oklahoma City Cleaning Service | Sep 22, 2011 7:45:34 PM