A 99 year old Italian man has filed for divorce from his wife of 77 years after discovering she had a secret affair over sixty years ago.

The couple, who live near Rome and have 5 children, 12 grandchildren and a great grandchild together, are to separate after ‘Antonio C’ found love letters from his wife’s 1940’s affair a few days before Christmas. Despite the fact that the affair took place so long ago, Antonio said that he felt betrayed and unable to carry on with the marriage. As such, the couple have both consulted divorce lawyers, and the first Court hearing is due to take place in March.

This particular story reminds us that divorce can happen at any time and any stage in a marriage; there are no hard and fast rules.

If you are thinking about separating from your Partner, it is important to seek legal advice as early as possible, preferably in advance of the split. This will enable you to obtain information regarding your legal position. A divorce solicitor  will also provide you with advice which may be invaluable once the separation starts to unravel.

To arrange a confidential discussion of your situation with an experienced divorce lawyer, do not hesitate to contact us. Farleys’ family law team is one of the largest in the North West with family law solicitors in Blackburn, Burnley, Manchester and Accrington acting for clients throughout the region and beyond.