Not Being Able to Marry the Person 4 Times and Other Odd Divorce Laws


All’s fair in love and war, right? As it turns out, that’s not the case. A number of odd divorce laws in the US and around the world are just plain wacky.

Read on to learn whether you might be subject to some of these strange divorce statutes.

You Can’t Marry the Same Man Four Times in Kentucky


Liz Taylor and Richard Burton’s tempestuous romance made headlines – they married and divorced twice. The second and final marriage was the last time the Hollywood pair tied the knot – they decided three times was not the charm.

While it’s somewhat uncommon for divorced couples to reconcile and remarry, Kentucky legislators decided they should place limits on true love. A woman in Kentucky can’t remarry the same man four times. It’s a good thing for Taylor and Burton that they called it quits when they did, and they didn’t live in the Bluegrass State.

Saudi Arabia: (Coffee) Grounds for Divorce


Some people really love their coffee. In fact, some people love coffee more than their spouses.

In Saudi Arabia, a woman can ask for a divorce on the basis that her husband didn’t bring her coffee every single morning. Surprisingly, no such law exists in Seattle, which has the highest number of coffee shops per capita in the US.

You Don’t Have to Be Nice to Your Mother-in-Law in Kansas


Raise your hand if you like your mother-in-law. No, really, be honest. If you don’t care for your mother-in-law, you should consider moving to Wichita, Kansas.

In Wichita, your wife can’t divorce you because you’re rude to her mother. Surprisingly, this statute has not attracted a flood of men who are mean to their mothers-in-law, although it’s possible the city will use this legislation in its next tourism campaign.

You Can Make This Dare in Delaware

Delaware Divorce Law

When you were a kid, you most likely dared your friends to do many dumb (or even dangerous) things, and they probably did the same to you. By the time you reached adulthood, you had outgrown that behavior.

Apparently, Delaware seems to have a higher-than-average number of adults who still accept dares, especially those involving marriage. It’s legal in that state to annul a marriage on the grounds that it was in jest or on a dare.

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  1. Debbie Chapman Wilbanks says:

    Married one time in Georgia and three times in Alabama. Divorced each one in turn in Alabama. My current son in law told me that I was the common denominator in all my failed marriages….. I agree. I will be a happy single person til the day I die.

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