One of the great things about practicing law is working with people. We see people often at their worst, sometimes at their best, but always as their genuine selves. From a Texas Bar Journal, I find this story about two spouses who prosecuted their own divorce. The two spouses wrote their own divorce decree. Since they were planning to continue to share the same house until it was sold, they came up with some rules on sharing that household, which they hoped would minimize friction:

  • Husband shall exceptional care during and after Dallas Cowboys games to not break any material objects in the house and to remain cordial to wife, who is not responsible for the outcome of sporting events (emphasis in the¬†original).
  • Wife shall endeavor to give Husband the space he needs to recover from Cowboys losses.

That is just two people trying to work things out…..