Thursday, August 14, 2008

Divorce Approved Today

Was it the end? Or was it a beginning? Or (most likely) was it the middle?

Either way, it was fast. After running some paperwork around the courthouse, the whole thing in front of the judge was over in a couple of minutes. Its pretty amazing. Nearly two decades, and you can fill out some forms and walk out of the courthouse.

Don't get me wrong. Getting into a marriage is voluntary--you don't have to give a reason or demonstrate you really love the person or anything. You just have to say you want to. And, getting out should be the same. Of course, if children are involved, you have additional responsibilities, but you shouldn't have to justify to someone why the marriage should end.

We were pro per, which is the same thing as pro se, which is the same thing as no lawyer. Most of the people there today were in the same boat, but these were all consent agreements. He mowed through them pretty quickly.

It was stressful, and I was tired. I came back to the apartment @785, and took a nap. Tomorrow is another day. It may be located in the middle of my life (almost everything is), but each day is a beginning, too.

In the words of Harry Chapin....

No straight lines make up my life;
And all my roads have bends;
There's no clear-cut beginnings;
And so far no dead-ends.

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