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Court of Appeal Allows Unreasonable Behaviour Petition Based Upon ‘Trivial Matters’

Family and Divorce

Recent reports have highlighted a case of a couple who divorced after 20 years on what the wife deemed as ‘trivial’ reasons.

Susan Rae told an appeal court that her husband should not have been able to divorce her on the grounds of her unreasonable behaviour.  Mrs Rae argued that this behaviour amounted to nothing more than the normal arguments a married couple might have.

Two of the items cited were that Mrs Rae threw away her ex-husband’s sandwiches as she did not want intensively farmed meat in the house and that she took a fuse out of the washing machine as she did not want her ex-husband to do the washing.

Mrs Rae’s appeal was rejected with the judge ruling that it was clear the marriage could not be saved.

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