Reasons for Divorce

Reasons for Divorce: How Many Cats are Too Many Cats?

People file for divorce for many different reasons, some stranger than others. Maybe one spouse meets someone new, maybe a couple simply drifts apart, or maybe one spouse adopts 550 cats.

There are bizarre and hard to believe stories from all over the globe accounting for a spouse’s reason for filing for divorce. One husband came home to find that his home was overrun with 550 adopted cats, and when given an ultimatum, the wife chose her newfound friends. A woman divorced her husband because he did not like the movie “Frozen” as much as she did.

A wife filed for divorce after her new husband insisted on bringing his mother on their honeymoon. A man lost his wife in a poker game, so she filed for divorce. One husband heard the pet bird saying words like “divorce,” and “be patient,” leading him to learn that his wife was having an affair.

One wife filed for divorce because her husband had not changed his Facebook status to “married” two months after the wedding. And, one woman was looking through her husband’s phone and noticed that her number was saved under the nickname “Guantanamo.”

Marriages end for all sorts of reasons and, whatever the reason, competent, experienced counsel can make all the difference in getting through the process as uneventfully as is possible.


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About Alicia Fastman

Alicia Fastman graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, then went on to complete her Juris Doctorate at the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, DE. Alicia graduated from law school with pro bono distinction, completed a Certificate in Criminal Law, and focused her intensive studies within the fields of litigation and trial advocacy. Alicia joined LaMonaca Law in April of 2011 and is a Partner at the firm. She was selected as a Top Lawyer in Main Line Magazine in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2019 in the areas of Family Law and Divorce and has been named as a Best Lawyer in the areas of Adoption and Trial in the Delaware County Daily Times. Alicia is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Delaware County Bar Associations. Alicia resides in Delaware County with her dog, Leonard. In her time outside of the courtroom or office, she enjoys creating art, listening to podcasts, and spending time with friends and family.