Re: how do I at least make one last attempt
We had a motion hearing yesterday to select the referee/auctioneer/mediator or whatever is the term today as it seemingly changes from one to the next. The judge made a choice and that took about 30 seconds. I am so glad my attorney had to drive 2 hours for that decision.
This time my stbx just stared at the desk. The judge ordered her to take her sunglasses off and that was the only time she ever moved. I fully expected to have a grand performance from her attorney regarding the roof and all the other mystery damage to the house. Instead the performance surrounded the fish tank in my office at work. He rambled for a half hour about how we had to drag everybody to my office and do the auction there and had a whole wonderful imaginative story about the value of the tank. This time it’s a 300 gallon tank, last time it was 550 and for the folks keep track at home it’s a 150 gallons and its not even my tank, it’s my bosses tank.
So in the last 2 weeks we have bounced from fights over personal property, what is marital/non marital. Bad roofs and damage to a house in an ever changing story of fantasy and we have a court hearing and they talk about a fish tank. I sarcastically told my lawyer gosh over a year ago that the fish would be the key to the entire divorce. I really did mean it as a joke yet here we are debating that in court and this idiot judge is even listening to this drove me nuts.
The judge suggested that we just take a picture of the tank and her lawyer said that wasn’t good enough. We had to see the tank. I spoke up and reminded everyone yet again…..I DON’T OWN THE TANK, its not included in prop division and the judge to me to not talk. After all this nonsense the judge then comes up with “ let the auctioneer make the decision”.
This whole thing is like the hamster in the wheel, it just goes round and round and never gets anywhere. I will admit the fish angle is an interesting tactic and no one expected it so I give him an A for being creative but just how dumb does this have to get. Why not make the performance on something that at least has some value……or even belongs to me.