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Man sues church claiming bells ruined his marriage

A marriage can go south for any number of reasons. Financial stresses, infidelity, and falling out of love are all common reasons couples seek a divorce. In many cases, a divorce may not be the result of a single event, but rather a steady accumulation of discontent. Whatever the reason behind filing for divorce, the underlying heartache and hurt are the same. Washington couples understand that divorce could be an opportunity to begin fresh, but it also represents a time period with a wide array of emotions, which may include hurt, loss, grief, anger, resentment and sorrow.

Recently, a rather peculiar lawsuit was filed by a man against a Catholic church. The man brought suit because he asserted that the church was the cause of his failed marriage. The man claimed that the church bells would ring nearly 700 times a week, thus resulting in his marriage ending.

According to the report, the incessant ringing of the bells produced tension between him and his wife, which ultimately caused the marriage to end. The man filed the lawsuit in the hopes that it will silence the bells of the church. In response to the man's lawsuit, the church said they would be praying for a peaceful resolution to the issue and would be understanding in the situation.

While the above story may be classified as peculiar and unusual, it is not uncommon for people to react in emotional ways after a divorce. In Washington State, divorce is commonly referred to as dissolution of marriage. In most cases, a court will grant a divorce if one spouse can demonstrate the belief that the marriage is irretrievably broken.

Divorce can be an incredibly difficult time in a person's life. It may mean changed circumstances, less time spent with children, financial changes or different living arrangements. If you are considering filing for a divorce, a qualified professional can help listen to your case, explain the state laws and evaluate your assets and property. While filing for divorce may be a difficult decision to make, at the end of the day it might be the right one.

Source: Huffington Post, "Weird Divorce Story: Man Claims Church Bells Ruined His Marriage," Sep. 6, 2013

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