Woman Sued for Writing Insults on Alimony Checks

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When Marriage Lasts Long After Divorce

The negative emotions created by a marriage in the process of dissolving can result in an all out war that lasts years after the union ends. There are many stories of harassment and terrible divorce settlements that should serve as a warning of how bad things can get if you don’t fight for your rights during court proceedings.

One such cautionary tale takes place in the town of Hopatcong, New Jersey, where a husband is in the process of suing his wife for comments written on the notes field of a bank check.

Settlement Has Lasting Consequences

When Diane Wagner had enough of the alleged drunkenness of her ex-husband Francis, she wasn’t able to afford a divorce lawyer and he was collecting social security. She ended up agreeing to pay her ex-husband $744 a month in spousal support to end the marriage.

On her weekly checks, she has written negative comments such as “bum” and “adult child support” in the notes section. In response to this, a law firm posted one of the checks on Facebook and launched a harassment lawsuit against her. In an interview, Ms. Wagner said, “As far as I’m concerned I can write anything I want on the memo line because it’s a note to myself. I was the victim in that marriage. What more blood does he want from me? I pay him religiously.”

Always Seek Advice

The case of Ms. Wagner underscores the importance of seeking help when facing a difficult end to a marriage. In addition to continuing alimony, she now faces the prospect of another lawsuit, all because of a bad settlement that ensured that an acrimonious relationship would continue after the divorce.

Always contact a reputable firm before proceeding with any divorce settlement

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