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Lauren Serafin Sues Ex-Fiancé Robert Leighton For Calling of Marriage

A fling in Sin City could be costing one man a great deal of money. The Daily Mail reports that the ex-fiancé of Chicago resident Robert Leighton has filed a lawsuit against him, claiming that Leighton had sex with another woman at his Las Vegas bachelor party and that he called off their wedding just four weeks before they were set to walk down the aisle and live happily ever after.

This time, what happened in Vegas, didn’t stay there.

In this case, the suit alleges breach of the promise to marry and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The plaintiff, Lauren Serafin, now wants $62,814 from her ex-fiancé, which includes the money that was spent on her wedding dress, bridesmaid’s dresses, wedding invitations, a band reservation and non-refundable plane tickets to the planned honeymoon destination.

It might not be too surprising that both Leighton and Serafin are lawyers. A victory for Serafin would perhaps be one way to get back at her ex-fiancé for cheating, but perhaps things would even be worse if the couple were married. Infidelity is actually one of the main causes for divorce in today's society, where unfaithful spouses can end up paying a high price in court.

In some states, adultery can affect the distribution of alimony in the case of a divorce. In addition, FindLaw states that adultery can also be considered grounds for divorce in the case of a covenant marriage in Arizona. Other grounds for divorce in a covenant marriage can include conviction of a felony, abandonment for one year or more, sexual abuse, drug or alcohol abuse, or living apart for years at a time.

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