Pizza has the power to make almost anything better. Divorce, however, is not one of those things, as evidenced by a recent case in which a court ruled that a man could pay child support to his ex-wife exclusively with pizza instead of actual money. As you can imagine, she isn't pleased.
As explained in a report by The Independent, a judge in the Italian city of Padua sided with the man, a 50-year-old pizza maker named Nicola Toso, after his ex-wife took him to court for "paying" her with pizzas and other food from 2008 to 2010 instead of the €400 (about $335) in alimony he agreed to under the divorce terms back in 2002. Sure, hundreds of dollars worth of margherita pies might sound good, but they certainly won't help pay the bills.
Toso claims he was unable to make the cash payments after having three more kids in a subsequent marriage and struggling to make ends meet following the economic crisis in 2008. He was later forced to close his restaurant in 2010. In the court's ruling, Judge Chiara Bitozzi acquitted him of criminal charges, saying there was no evidence Toso had committed a crime with his pizza payments, according to the report.
Let's just hope Toso's case doesn't set a precedent for other dads unable to fork over the dough. The money kind, that is.