The divorce papers of a Wisconsin woman who sued her ex-husband for divorce and an undetermined amount of money, arguing the ex-spouse filed for divorce because she couldn’t find a husband after she filed for a restraining order against him, were contested during a pretrial hearing Monday.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case, filed by a Dane County couple, who filed for an uncontested divorce in August 2016.
The couple, Lucy Andrews and James Andrews, said their marriage was in trouble after the former had an affair with the former’s son-in-law.
Lucy Andrews and her ex, James Andrews filed for bankruptcy in August, claiming the ex had not paid child support and had taken her job as a cook to pay for his affair.
The dispute is over $6,000 in child support that the couple owes.
The couple is asking for the court to order the ex to pay half of that amount, according to the Wisconsin Supreme Commission on Judicial Ethics.
The court also heard oral argument about the money, but it was not immediately clear if the court would accept the Andrews family’s claim.
Luce Andrews, of Milwaukee, was married to James Andrews in 2000, before he was arrested for raping her, and they have two children together.
The ex-wife has denied the allegations.