Yesterday, once again, I left the courthouse beaming with pride at what my clients have accomplished. We sat in the courtroom most of the morning waiting until the judge could take our uncontested divorce action. We waited through status conferences in which people fought over what date they would exchange financial information. We sat through case management updates in which lawyers bickered with each other over how much information was necessary, and when the confidentiality agreements would be signed.
Not my clients. They were in court on the day that their mandatory waiting period expired, and they were there with a generous and humane agreement. The Judge was so shocked by how well my clients got along, and the civil nature of their agreement that he said this to the husband, “I have been on the bench for 40 years, and I have never seen anything like this before.”
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