GregoryForman.com: Didn’t She Read the Owner’s Manual?
Went to another temporary hearing yesterday to “learn” from reading the opposing party-wife’s affidavit that my husband-client likes to “drink beer” and “visit adult websites.” Well duh.
Aren’t women reading the owner’s manual before purchasing husbands? I’m pretty sure it notes that husbands like to drink beer and visit adult websites. Admittedly when a husband is downing a six pack (or two) of beer every night or visiting adult websites with such frequency that his presence within the family becomes some fabled rumor–like bigfoot sightings–that is noteworthy and relevant. But too often I merely read about my client consuming beer and porn as though consumption of these items in moderation somehow made him a bad husband or a bad father.
Greg is a friend down here in Charleston. An extremely brilliant attorney, his blog–follow the link above–should be required reading (a higher standard even than “Assigned Reading”) for family law practitioners everywhere, even if the law in the state in which they practice is fundamentally different than here in the Palmetto State. Unfortunately, Greg is a lefty. Still, as he is one of the most well-read and -educated lefties that I know, and because he can argue the ins and outs of our Constitution better than anyone I know, I enjoy going back and forth with him on political issues.
The linked piece above is obviously not a political issue. However, seeing what I see on a daily basis in family law, I found his tongue-in-cheek observations to be absolutely hilarious. Some of you might not agree–I’m personally not really all that into adult Web sites, myself–but that’s okay. Even if you don’t agree, Greg’s writings are a worthwhile read — head on over and check ‘em out.