Nasty divorce stories from all over the globe

People share their nasty divorce stories from around the world

#21 Thinking ahead

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My parents’ divorce was messy.

My dad always did a thing where he would make major purchases for the family and tell us afterward. For example, my mom took a car for a test drive and came back to find out he’d already bought and signed for it. He did the same thing with the family home when we all went to see it for the first time.

We all thought this was just his way of being funny, but it turned out he did this ahead of time in case there was a divorce. So when it finally happened, he took the house and all three cars and sold two. He tried to use the fact that my mom had no home or cars in the custody trial, but luckily, the judge saw through him. It had to go all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court though!