Ditching someone right before you're set to tie the knot definitely has repercussions -- especially when you've stood up the groom-to-be twice.

On Tuesday, jilted groom Steven Silverstein sued his former fiancee, Kendra Platt-Lee, for half of what he'd spent on the two weddings they'd planned. The couple never went through with the nuptials because Platt-Lee called them off, reports the New York Post.

Silverstein, a New York consulting firm exec, is asking his runaway bride for nearly $50,000 -- which, he said, includes her share of the rent for the Upper East side apartment they shared for 15 months, as well as the down payment for their now-cancelled Sept. 22 wedding.

According to the groom, he had already paid the deposit -- a whopping $16,359 -- to reserve their wedding venue at The Allegria Hotel in Long Island. Silverstein told the New York Daily News that he expected Platt-Lee to pay half of the deposit for the venue, as well as half for the other wedding services, including the band, the DJ, the photographer and the videographer.

While the former bride-to-be hasn't made any efforts pay Silverstein back, Platt-Lee did return the $32,000 diamond engagement ring Silverstein gave her after breaking up with him over the phone in April.

And it doesn't seem like this conflict will be solved any time soon. On Tuesday, Platt-Lee told the New York Daily News that she thought her relationship with Silverstein ended “amicably." “We settled this,” she said. “I don’t owe him any money.”

The couple's story reminds us of some of the other surprising reasons that ex-lovers have sued each other. Click through the slideshow to see the strange reasons some spouses split -- and the outrageous things requested in their divorces.

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  • Kidney Catastrophe

    Is it appropriate to ask your ex to return a gift post-divorce? This Long Island surgeon certainly thinks so. He gave his wife a kidney while they were married. But after she filed for divorce in July 2005, <a href="http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id=6591415" target="_hplink">he wanted it back</a>.

  • Mama's Boy

    A young Italian groom was so unready to leave his mother's side, he brought her on his honeymoon in January this year. His unimpressed bride <a href="http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110129/lf_ac/7728736_motherinlaw_destroys_italian_couples_marriage" target="_hplink">asked for a divorce three weeks later</a>.

  • Getting Her Goat

    Steve Killeen and his wife already had a dog, but she wanted more pets. One day, she saw photos of baby goats online and decided she had to have one. But after they split in October 2009, <a href="http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/money/money-matters/man-who-got-his-wifes-goat-in-bizarre-divorce-settlement/story-fn300aev-1225788539626" target="_hplink">her ex-husband got her goat</a>. Literally.

  • Walled In

    This couple agreed to divorce in 2007, but neither would move out their marital home. Tired of their arguments, a judge ordered the couple to <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17856207/from/RS.1" target="_hplink">split the house in half</a>--by building a wall through it.

  • Was It My Crow's Feet?

    This woman got married at age 30, but told her husband she was just 24. Ten years into their marriage, in November 2007, <a href="http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-11/28/content_6284496.htm" target="_hplink">he found out about the lie</a>--and asked for a divorce.

  • Grown Up Grounded

    One man <a href="http://newyorkdivorcenews.com/child-support-violations-leads-to-unusual-ruling/331028/" target="_hplink">failed to pay child support</a>, to the tune of $14,000, last June. To control his spending, a judge took away his TV, internet, magazine, cell phone and newspaper privileges.

  • Tattle Tale

    What would you do if your pet bird started to say things like "divorce" or "be patient"? In June 2001, <a href="http://archives.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/06/19/china.bird/index.html" target="_hplink">those phrases</a> proved to one woman that her husband had been unfaithful--and that was grounds for divorce.

  • What's Mine Is Yours

    This couple had a hard time deciding who would get the farm after they split in 2008. To solve the problem--and ensure that his ex-wife got her fair share--<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2008/04/04/us-serbia-divorce-idUSL0317448420080404" target="_hplink">this farmer used a grinder</a> to cut his farm equipment in half.

  • Phallic Faux Pas

    Size mattered <em>too</em> much <a href="http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/241571-man-faces-divorce-after-penis-extension-breaks-during-sex" target="_hplink">for this man</a>. His wife split in 2008 after a prosthetic penis extension snapped off during sex.

  • Splitting The Assets

    After divorcing his wife of 18 years in October 2008, Moeun Sarim wanted exactly 50 percent of his marital assets. To collect his share, he gathered up his tools, called his relatives for help and <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27113959/ns/world_news-weird_news/t/cambodians-saw-house-divorce-settlement/" target="_hplink">sawed his house in half</a>. His ex-wife still lives on her side.