Paging Dr. Freud

A friend sent me this link and it is uterally hilarious.  If you have ever practiced family law, been in court, divorced yourself, known someone who divorced, or just have a good sense of humor, check out this court opinion from a Judge in Canada.

The Judge starts by saying, “If only the wedding guests, who tinkled their wine glasses as encouragement for a traditional bussing of the bride and groom, could see the couple now. I am prepared to certify a class action for the return of all wedding gifts.”

The quotes from the opinion are die-on-the-floor-laughing. 

Judge Quinn said the father possesses “a near-empty parenting tool box,” and was fond of venting his anger by sending Catherine insulting text messages and giving her ‘the finger’ as he drove by her home. “A finger is worth a thousand words and therefore, is particularly useful should one have a vocabulary of less than a thousand words.”

Catherine once text messaged her daughter while she was on an access visit with Larry to ask: “Is dickhead there?” Judge Quinn, in a footnote, said: “The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘dickhead’ as ‘a stupid person.’ That would not have been my first guess.”

You have to read the full opinion to appreciate the footnotes and styling.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. lawyerchik1
    Dec 21, 2010 @ 17:52:41

    Initially, when I started reading this, I WAS laughing…. Hard not to when the opinion itself starts out with “Paging Dr. Freud!” 🙂 However, I read the whole thing, and while the funny parts were still funny (hilarious, even), the overall gist was sad…… No matter how long I spend in the legal profession, the sadness of families destroying themselves and each other is always going to make me sad. Still, LOVE the opinion! Thank you for sharing it – it’s going in my collection! 😉


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