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Woman sues Fiance after he dumps her for another woman and she wins!

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Posted by on Dec. 8, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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Woman Sues Fiance After He Dumps Her For Another Woman & She Wins

by Kiri Blakeley 19 hours ago

You might want to think twice if you're planning to ask someone to marry you -- but are fooling around with someone else. A man who asked the mother of his child to marry him, gave her a $10,000 engagement ring, bought a house with her, and then dumped her when he decided to run off with another woman, has to cough up $50,000 for breach of promise, a judge ruled.

The couple, Melissa Cooper and Christopher Ned Kelly, had been together for a decade and had one child together. After Christopher allegedly asked Melissa to marry him and gifted her with an engagement ring, she says she quit her job at his suggestion, so she could stay home and raise their child while he continued to support them.

But things started to go wrong when Melissa found out that Christopher was seeing another woman -- and that they'd been having an affair for two years. Some women would have kicked the guy to the curb, but Melissa, like a lot of other women, believed Christopher's promises that he would stop seeing the woman.

But it wasn't long after that Melissa found out about yet another woman. And this one Christopher said he was leaving Melissa for.

Melissa sued for "breach of promise" in the Georgia courts -- and won! Christopher must pay her $43,500 (about half of the value of their home) and $6,500 for lawyers fees.

Christopher's defense had hinged on his testimony that he never actually asked Melissa to marry him -- kind of a lame defense given that she had an engagement ring.

This relationship sounds like it wasn't going well for years -- not only was Christopher a chronic cheater, but Melissa herself admitted to an affair with someone after the proposal.

Sounds like a big mess. I honestly didn't realize you could sue people for breach of contract when an engagement goes sour. On the one hand, trying to hold people to their promises when it comes to relationships is a fruitless endeavor. People say all kinds of things when they're in love, or falling out of it, and god knows, many are not truthful.

On the other hand, it's not such a bad idea for people who have rearranged their lives and finances to have some kind of payback after someone stiffs them on the promises that put them in a bad financial position.

Just another reason women should never put themselves at the mercy of a man financially.

Should people pay for broken engagement promises?

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MichelleMc
by on Dec. 8, 2013 at 9:28 AM

This case is sad that it made it anywhere. SHe knew he was a cheater, she also was a cheater. Why would she have left her job in hopes he wouldn't be the cheater he had been, then she went & cheated too. But yet, she wins. Which is a load of crap. She got to cheat & not work, while her kids were supported. She will get to keep the house & get child support. The court system is jacked! 

The only thing that was mentioned is that she quit her job. Nothing was mentioned that he wouldn't support his kid & her kid it looks like, he just wasn't going to pay more than his child support I am sure, and she wants to continue to not work. What a jacked up system. She played it & won. What a message her kids just learned, sad for sure if some are boys...

goddess99
by Michelle on Dec. 8, 2013 at 10:25 AM

I think it really depends on why the engagement was broken. This was already like a marriage so I'm not too surprised at the ruling.

natural_s
by Bronze Member on Dec. 8, 2013 at 4:38 PM

Nope, that is the risks you take when getting into stuff before an actual marriage.

christina122952
by on Dec. 9, 2013 at 6:25 PM
Yes.
IamCounselor
by on Dec. 10, 2013 at 10:27 AM

I don't know about that, though I guess I can understand why she won her lawsuit (i.e., financial).  However, does the same rule apply to marriage--people break their actual vows daily.  That, in my opinion, should be taken more seriously, as I believe that is a commitment people make before God.  If more people started suing others over this issue, perhaps there would be less people proposing out of selfish intent and/or due to wrong motives.  Marriage, in and of itself, is a commitment that should be cherished.  Unfortunately, due to what people do IN marriage, many people claim to want no part of it.  Instead, they just simply enter into countless relationships lacking the commitment that any real relationship deserves.

kysmama08
by Member on Dec. 10, 2013 at 10:59 AM

I think they are both idiots

Jinxed8
by Silver Member on Dec. 10, 2013 at 11:07 AM
I think there should be a penalty for divorces that end because of infidelity. In my case I lost a lot financially because I had to split everything 50/50 with my ex husband when I'm the one who was paying for the mortgage the last 2 years of our marriage. I think the party that walks away should have to pay a penalty for flipping the other person's life upside down.
splatz
by Sarah on Dec. 10, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Holy crap... what is wrong with these people? 

Why would either of them agree to get engaged if they were both sleeping around? 

Elle.tea.22
by Member on Dec. 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM
Here you can go to jail for sleeping with a girl under "false promises of marriage"
Janet
by Ruby Member on Dec. 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM

I agree, she cheated too.

Quoting MichelleMc:

This case is sad that it made it anywhere. SHe knew he was a cheater, she also was a cheater. Why would she have left her job in hopes he wouldn't be the cheater he had been, then she went & cheated too. But yet, she wins. Which is a load of crap. She got to cheat & not work, while her kids were supported. She will get to keep the house & get child support. The court system is jacked! 

The only thing that was mentioned is that she quit her job. Nothing was mentioned that he wouldn't support his kid & her kid it looks like, he just wasn't going to pay more than his child support I am sure, and she wants to continue to not work. What a jacked up system. She played it & won. What a message her kids just learned, sad for sure if some are boys...


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