Sunday, April 14, 2013

Uncle Sam's Day

It was Cherry Blossom time in the District last week.  The blooms, as usual, were spectacular.

I'm taking off tomorrow, tax day, to celebrate.  After I donate blood for the 99th time in the morning, I'm going to have lunch at the Lost Dog Cafe in Westover at noon.  Anyone who cares to is free to join me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The trial court then ruled from the bench as follows: This court has been dealing with [this litigation] and is quite familiar with it over a long period of time and is very familiar with these parties and their motives. I consider this petition nothing short of harassment. It’s an attempt by [wife] to interfere with [husband’s] relationship with his children, and it’s unseemly, unconscionable, and totally uncalled for. It’s an attempt – even though this court went through many days and many hours listening in an attempt to get these parties to understand and put their hatred beside themselves and deal with these kids in their best interest, it has gone to no avail.

This is nothing more than keeping the divorce action alive by [wife]
and her counsel, who are totally unsatisfied with the results of the equitable distribution hearing.

The removal and/or request for a
commissioner is totally discretionary with this court, and this court finds absolutely no basis for granting that petition. [Husband], in this court’s opinion, has done nothing adverse to his children’s best interest that would necessarily require a removal and/or an appointment of commissioner. A custodian may step down or be removed, and for a multitude of reasons that are patently clear, [husband] has decided to step down and appoint someone this court believes is totally capable and highly qualified to continue the work
that he has already started. The court further finds that Mr. John Lamberton, [husband’s] brother, is an appropriate person to continue as the custodian of these children’s funds and their best interest.

This lawsuit, as stated, is totally unconscionable, and if there ever was a basis to invoke the statute on sanctions, this is it. Not only is the petition denied, but I think sanctions are in order.