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Posted: 04/27/12 05:49 PM ET  |  Updated: 04/27/12 05:51 PM ET

Divorce Laws: Which Divorce Law Is The Strangest? (PHOTOS)

Let's be honest: divorcing your spouse can be a strange, bewildering experience.

But hey, it could be weirder. The cities, states and countries below are home to divorce laws that are so unusual, they'll have you scratching your head.

Click through the slideshow below for six surprising-but-true divorce laws. Tell us which one you think is the weirdest by voting and sounding off in the comments.

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  • New Mexico And Mississippi

    In cases of what's called "alienation of affection" -- when a third party is held responsible for the failure of a marriage -- New Mexico and Mississippi give <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Business/best-worst-states-divorce/story?id=14934693&page=2#.T5nMKOzLyRk" target="_hplink">scorned spouses the right to sue</a> their ex spouse's lover for damages.

  • Kentucky

    In Kentucky, it's illegal to remarry the same person four times, so residents of the state would do well to think twice before taking a repeat trip down the aisle.

  • Wichita, Kansas

    In Wichita, Kansas, it's written into law that a man's mistreatment of his mother-in-law <a href="http://glo.msn.com/relationships/10-obscure-marriage-laws-5450.gallery?photoId=16046" target="_hplink">can't be used as grounds</a> for divorce.

  • Delaware

    Marriage is no laughing matter for most people, but in <a href="http://law.findlaw.com/state-laws/annulment-and-prohibited-marriage/delaware/ " target="_hplink">Delaware, a couple can file to have their union annulled</a> if they entered into it as a "jest" or "dare."

  • England

    England doesn't have a no-fault divorce law, <a href="http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/04/08/Lawyer-gets-weird-excuses-for-divorce/UPI-40211333919280/#ixzz1tBXBowod" target="_hplink">so about half of all divorcing couples</a> are left scrambling to find a reason for citing "unreasonable behavior." Some past causes for splits, according to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/08/world/europe/divorce-british-style-fault-finding-as-fine-art.html?pagewanted=all" target="_hplink">a recent <em>New York Times</em> feature,</a> include a woman who filed because her husband wanted her to dress up in a "Star Trek" Klingon costume and a man who said that he was simply fed up with his wife making tuna for dinner.

  • Tennessee

    In Tennessee, claiming that your spouse made an attempt on your life "<a href="http://www.state.tn.us/tccy/tnchild/36/36-4-101.htm" target="_hplink">by poison or any other means showing malice</a>" is grounds for divorce.

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