A husband just requested a trial by sword fight during his divorce with his soon-to-be ex-wife.
The man said he would need three months to get a Katana Sword ready for the trial.
The interesting court request took place in Iowa, USA. The man also wishes to fight his wife’s lawyer, with a sword.
He said the sword battle will take care of all the couple’s legal issues. The couple is fighting over child custody, child visitation, and the division of assets. He claimed that he had been defeated by the court system.
He told the court that they are able to allow sword fight divorces. This is because sword fights are, according to him, not illegal in Iowa.
The man said that his wife’s lawyer can fight for her if she doesn’t wish to take part in the battle.
Funny enough, the judge didn’t say no. The judge, Justice Dreismeier, said he would not make a decision right away.
The picture above is of the person who asked for the trial via sword fighting.
He wasn’t happy with how both sides presented their cases and wanted time to think about it.
The judge also said that both sides need to follow the court rules. Until this happens, the court is going to ignore both sides.
It’s unclear if the judge is willing to consider the request to duel to the death! We will update this article as we learn more.
There is no area of law more exciting than divorce law. Running a divorce law firm can feel like running the show Jerry Springer.
Many attorneys start off working in divorce court, but they later switch to something like business law or real estate law.
Sometimes the stress can simply be too much. If both sides had a lawyer, these sorts of crazy requests likely wouldn’t happen.
In some courts, more than half of people don’t have an attorney when going to divorce court.
Update: We found out that the court has forced the man to take a psychology test and has banned him from seeing his children.
This order will stay in place until the actual trial (not swords) happens.
I guess the trial by sword fight is off.
Author: Alistair Vigier is the CEO of ClearWay Law