He woke up early, and called his wife. Voice mail. Leaving a message to, "Call me back when you and junior get a minute. I'm headed to the airport. Miss you. Love you!" He shrugged, figured, maybe she was busy.
Divorce is the ultimate break up. As divorce attorneys, we are in the break up business. Unfortunately, that is often overlooked in the lawyer's office where the focus is on asset division, child support, and rotating weekends.
"You want me to stay for dinner? I'll make my mac n' cheese for you. You'd love that. Only Daddy can make the best mac n' cheese." A three year old boy is nodding vigorously, bouncing up and down with a grin on his face. Anything for his favorite food.
It was late and there was a roaring in her head that overtook the sound of his shouting. She stopped processing his words after the threat left his lips.
As many people retreat home to avoid risking further spread of COVID-19, jokes abound. The quarantine is testing the strength of the love and tolerance you feel for those who live in your household: your significant other - how the hell did you not notice, after all this time, their annoying humming habit. You jokingly announce that you have contemplated murder in hopes the infuriating habit would cease.
The Judge sat on the bench. The calendar was called and the case was announced. The Mother and her attorney stood. The Father and his attorney stood. The Judge remembered these parties well. A divorce, just finalized a few months before.
Making the decision to file for divorce is the first of many choices. Often times, it's the easiest.