Marriage as cruel and unusual punishment?
June 21, 2011 1 Comment
While browsing through the hand downs today from the Mississippi Court of Appeals, I ran across the divorce case of Bridget Marie Parra v. Paul William Parra, 2010-CA-00339-COA (June 21, 2011). Nothing particularly earth shattering in the opinion, but I did notice something funny in the description of the grounds for divorce alleged:
On January 5, 2009, Paul filed a complaint for divorce on the grounds of cruel and unusual punishment, adultery, and irreconcilable differences.
Not sure if this was actually alleged by the attorney, if a law clerk at the Court of Appeals accidentally slipped up or maybe a law clerk was intentionally trying to give us a laugh. Regardless, several of my clients considered their marriages cruel and unusual punishment so the mixup is understandable.