Man sues ex-wife over perceived insults in alimony checks

A New Jersey man is suing his ex-wife, accusing her of harassing him by writing perceived insults like bum and loser on weekly alimony checks to him.

The Daily Record in Parsippany, N.J., reports 61-year-old Francis Wagner’s attorney filed suit last week against 57-year-old Diane Wagner. He contends he has suffered emotional distress and the memo line notes in the weekly $186 checks have intensified his health problems.

Diane Wagner, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, says she pays $744 a month to her ex-husband and says she can write anything she wants because it’s a note to herself. She also says she pays him religiously. The lawsuit is seeking unspecified compensation for emotional distress.

Francis Wagner could not be reached for comment.

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