“I was a secretary for an attorney.
I think the most entertaining one was when a guy had to divorce his wife via newspaper because she wouldn’t leave the house or answer the door for the process server.”
7. Sanity Is An Awfully High Price To Pay
“My parents divorce was finalized September of 2014, but the separation of assets is still open. The short of it is that my dad has always been really jealous. About 2 years ago my dad got it in his head that my mom was cheating with a baker/police officer in our home town (Mexico). He hired two guys to watch her 24/7, they confirmed that she was cheating and said they had a video…well $8k and my dad’s sanity later, there’s no video and my dad is mentally ill.
He hired someone else to kill this baker/police officer, thankfully they too just took his money and did not kill him. He started going to brothels and sexually harassing women. He said he would leave my mom on the streets and has attempted to pay off judges. My dad was always a good, hard-working man, now he is someone I don’t know. Some say it’s a mid-life crisis, but the guy is 65 years old, I feel if it was a crisis it should’ve happened years ago.”
8. No Wonder He’s Divorced
“Divorce attorney here. The standard comment I make is that I represent good people in their worst moments. However, some cases seem like representing the worst people in their worst moments. I have a bunch of anecdotes, but the truly surreal case for me was a post-decree case where a husband sought reduction of his unallocated family support obligation after he was fired from a six figure salary as a public school principal.
He was jerking off in his car while driving and was observed by most of the people in a school bus that was much higher than his car. The legal issue was whether his change in employment was in bad faith. After a three hour hearing, the court felt that it was.”
9. What A Waste
“My grandparents’ divorce. I refused to help them with it or get involved. I think my only advice was to burn all of their possessions.
It was truly awful. It went on for at least 4 years. My grandfather was a shopping addict & hoarder, and my step-grandmother left the minute that they ran out of cash. They then proceeded to fight about every object in their hoard, all while both being in the middle of dying. She was dying of cancer & Alzheimers, and he of diabetes & kidney failure, so it wasn’t like they had some grand plan about how someone was going to use any of these objects. They owned basically nothing of actual value.
My grandfather was just awful and wouldn’t let her go (did she know she was leaving? Not sure…), and wrote her nasty letters weekly. After my grandfather died, my family threw away or donated virtually every last hammer, hat, and book they fought over. What a waste of time and energy their whole divorce fiasco was. I’m sure they greatly annoyed their respective attorneys greatly.”