The divorce from hell?
It reads more like one hell of a divorce.
…Catherine once tried to run over Larry with a van. “This is always a telltale sign that a husband and wife are drifting apart,” Judge Quinn remarked dryly.
No kidding…, but there is much more in the article.
Toronto Globe and Mail
December 16, 2010
In family court, a judge turns to ridicule to defuse the rage
By KIRK MAKIN
A feuding couple and their ‘high-octane hatred’ prompt a highly unusual judicial roasting
In a novel twist, Judge Quinn granted the wife, Catherine, sole custody of the feuding couple’s 13-year-old daughter. However, he ordered Larry to pay Catherine just a dollar a month in spousal support.
That appears to have been a good decision, as the daughter seems to have become alienated beyond repair against her dad. However, although the article identifies a-dollar-a-month in spousal support for the ex-wife, nothing is mentioned about how much child support the father will have to pay for kids he no longer will be able to see.
Besides, will all of the actors in the drama have seen the last of the case? Surely there is nothing preventing someone from launching an appeal. You want to take bets on who will launch one of those?
At any rate, you will want to watch this video:
Parental Alienation ~ Emotional Kidnapping
Listen well to what Alec Baldwin says as he is being interviewed in the third video in the series. It shows how hard it is even for men who were put through the parental-alienation grinder to get away from preconception and perhaps even all-out indoctrination about men’s paternal rights.
At minute 2:22, Alec Baldwin states that men have to earn 50:50 custody. Why would that not be true of women?
At minute 3:12 Alec Baldwin mentions that he has no respect for men who abuse women and fight for custody to gain power, out of spite and for no other reason than to hurt women. Well, why does that not cut both ways?
The point that one needs to pay attention to is that if not even the target in a case of parental alienation feels that equal rights come into the picture when awarding equally or equitably shared parenting, then why would he expect the judges to have more objectivity than such a victimized father does?