Wednesday, 19 August 2009


Once upon a time a client was telling me how emotionally draining he had found the experience of being sworn to a statement in support of his divorce petition in order to apply for a decree nisi. “I actually shed a little tear,” he confessed, and then asked, “Do most people cry when they complete that document?”

“Some do, some don’t,” I replied.

“I suppose it’s like the bride’s mother at the wedding then,” he said, “Some cry, others don’t. Mind in my case, the mother in law to be was laughing; it was only my family weeping. It must have been an omen.”

I wasn’t quite sure what to say when he chuckled and added, “Come to think of it, even the wedding cake was in tiers!”

I breathed a sigh of relief. Sense of humour intact, my client was on the road to recovery.


Axess Legal Corp said...

Hi Judith,

I liked your blog. I liked the wedding tier part too in your post. The humor side of divorce related tears is not something I get to see at my end of things in Indian divorce cases. Spouses turn so bitter that it becomes impossible to resume decent dialogue. Interesting to read your blog. Keep writing.

John Bolch said...