In the case of a lawsuit the plaintiff preferred his own plea.
The plaintiff having made his demand and waited a certain time without result, went and sat without food before the door of the defendant.
The plaintiff must be a resident of the state for two years before filing a petition for a divorce.
Among its members we find an Erni Winkelried acting as a witness to a contract of sale on the 1st of May 1367, while the same man, or perhaps another member of the family, Erni von Winkelried, is plaintiff in a suit at Stans on the 29th of September 1389, and in 1417 is the landamman (or head man) of Unterwalden, being then called Arnold Winkelriet.
A plaintiff must reside in the state one year before filing an application for a divorce.