Family Law

Angry ex-wife pays divorce settlement in pennies


Ordered to pay $50.12 as part of a divorce settlement, one wife reportedly did just that, in pennies.

In a Reddit post that’s received international attention, a Nebraska man named Andy posted images of the payment as it was delivered, in three plastic bins filled with pennies plus rice and beans, according to the Daily Mail.

The aggrieved ex-wife included a note, “Andy, Here’s forty seven dollars and twelve cents in pennies. The other three dollars paid for the containers that I used. Receipt is included if you want to return them.” She further explained that the rice and beans were a reminder of her Hispanic heritage.

The Daily Mail notes the post has been popular, amassing more than 2,800 comments, many of them siding with Andy. One commenter purporting to be a lawyer offered to go after the remaining $3 since the bins aren’t legal tender.

This goes on our list of odd settlement payments, which includes a man who last month settled his debt in a wrongful death insurance distribution dispute with 7,500 pounds of quarters.

What’s the oddest debt payment you’ve seen in a case?

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