Hope for the institution of marriage.

“Lawyer? Frank* wants out.”

So began the conversation that led to my current project: dividing the assets of Ruth*and Frank*, each of them ninety years old, married for fifty years, who decided this past weekend that they want a divorce. Do we do family law? No, we do not. Did Lawyer assign their marital dissolution to me anyway? Yes, he did.

Dark silver lining: if I drag my feet enough on this, they may not need a divorce.

Other scintillating projects include one pension plan adoption, two pension plan terminations, a nonprofit dissolution, and several real estate transfers. Is it any wonder I’m about as motivated as . . . as . . . as something really unmotivated?

I have been knitting, and photos will go up soon. Tomorrow, maybe. If I can find the motivation.


7 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Carolyn J. said,

    They must be really pissed at each other to cause such upheaval at this late date. Maybe each was waiting for the other to kick??

  2. 2

    Sachi said,

    Geez. What is this world coming to when it takes you 50 years to figure out that you’re not right for each other?

  3. 3

    Annika said,

    This is obscenely funny.

  4. 4

    miss kendra said,

    i think it’s sad.

    i need a good slap upside the head.

  5. 5

    uccellina said,

    I think it’s sad too, actually.

  6. 6

    ~Sheryl said,

    I’m with Annika on this one… obscenely funny. Sure makes you wonder though…

  7. 7

    Andree said,

    …maybe they were staying together for the children’s sake…(my rather pathetic attempt at gallows humor)

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