Australia Divorce: Man Forced To Dig Up Graves In Divorce Settlement

09/04/2012 06:48 pm ET | Updated Sep 04, 2012

An Australian man is getting a dirtier divorce than he expected.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported Tuesday that the man, known only by his pseudonym, Mr. Moss, is being forced to dig up his parents' ashes after his ex-wife was awarded their family farm in the divorce settlement.

Mr. Moss created a memorial garden on the property after his father died in 2002. When his mother died six years later, her urn was buried there as well. According to the newspaper, Mr. Moss was given 14 days to remove the headstones and urns from the property.

The judge reportedly granted the property to Mr. Moss' ex-wife because she was unemployed and unable to purchase a similar property within their community, unlike Mr. Moss, whose annual salary is $160,000.

Digging up ashes is just one of the crazy things divorcés have done as result of their settlements. In 2008, a Serbian farmer cut his farm equipment and tools in half after he was ordered to share all of his property with his ex-wife. That same year, a Cambodian man went so far as to saw his house in half after his divorce.

Click through the slideshow below for other strange but true divorce stories.

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