Thursday, August 04, 2005

Divorce disallowed

Shawnna Hughes put her husband in jail on bogus domestic violence charges, took their 2 kids, got pregnant with another man, sued for divorce (that her husband did not contest), and obtained a judgment for child support for the 2 kids.

Spokane County (Wash.) Superior Court Judge Paul Bastine said that she didn't quite do it right. She failed to demand child support for the unborn child! He threw out the divorce decree, and an appellate court just agreed.

Family courts usually do whatever they can to bust up marriages and extract onerous support payments. I guess the judges get confused when they see a conflict between those 2 goals.

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