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'Buy your own wine,' court tells divorcee

The Local · 4 Sep 2012, 16:27

Published: 04 Sep 2012 16:27 GMT+02:00

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The woman had demanded either half the valuable collection or €50,000 in compensation as part of the divorce settlement, according to a report by Die Welt daily.

Her husband had spend years curating his wine cellar - an activity which the woman took no part in, the court pointed out.

She did not choose the bottles and she did not decide when each would be opened and drunk. In fact, she only rarely drank a glass of wine.

The collection was not part of the common household goods but rather the individual hobby of just one partner, comparable to a stamps or a coin collection.

So after ruling the husband as the sole owner of the wine, his wife received neither half of it nor the €50,000 she requested instead.

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19:05 September 4, 2012 by Gretl
I obviously don't understand the legal system in this country. If community assets were used to pursue the hobby, the value is a joint asset to the community to be divided. Here, there seems to be no rhyme or reason.
23:53 September 4, 2012 by coffmap8
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11:05 September 5, 2012 by MrNosey
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16:17 September 5, 2012 by Shirazz
That'll teach her to start drinking!!

And whew! It's comforting to know that hopefully a wife would get half of the hubby's neckties, boxer shorts, razor blades, pimple creams, condoms, sausages, nostril hair pluck-er, deodorants, an-ti bald lotion, and flatulent X, because after all, she had a part in selecting those items with him and for him.
16:25 September 5, 2012 by raandy
Pure vindictiveness on her part.

Good decision.
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