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Child custody and divorce realities and oddities in Kramer vs. Kramer

Kramer vs. Kramer is a heartwarming drama about the pains of divorce and child custody. It’s a moving portrayal of how ex-spouses Ted (Dustin Hoffman) and Joanna (Meryl Streep) went from estranged exes to sworn enemies to allies. What many divorcees will find particularly relatable is Ted’s sheer ineptness at making French toast on the first morning of Joanna’s “desertion.

Weird assets couples had to split in a divorce

For some couples, “till death do us part” is a promise they can’t keep, and that parting is not such sweet sorrow after all. In fact, it can be so bitter that even the splitting up of assets is an exercise in hurting one another. Here are some bizarre cases of divorcees staking their fair share of their once-conjugal properties.

Slip-and-fall lawsuits caused by pets

Stepping in dog poop is embarrassing, though a simple rinse and a good laugh at oneself are sufficient remedies for the incident. However, slipping on it and hurting yourself is no laughing matter.

In fact, if you were on somebody else’s commercial property, slipped on animal pee or poop, and consequently suffered a painful sprain, bone fracture, or head injury, you have every right to sue the owner of the property, given that the latter:

Caused the surface to become slippery (i.e., the owner did not clean up after their pet);

Knew the floor was.

To be fair, they’re allowed to change their minds: Celebrity couples who withdrew their divorce petitions

While we don’t have any personal stake in the romantic relationships of celebrities, seeing them play out in gossip columns and entertainment news outlets is grotesquely satisfying. Admit it: it’s a guilty pleasure to know who’s dating who, who’s single and searching, who’s married to whom, and who will soon become available after an oh-so-nasty divorce.