Wednesday, November 15, 2006

In Re Leni (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 15, 2006)

Justice Raye begins this opinion with the fairly harsh (albeit a bit subtle) phrase: "During the 17 years it took the Lenis to end their 25-year marriage, . . . ." Ouch.

Sure, Constance and Charles Leni got married in 1977, separated in 1985, got back together, filed for divorce (and separated again) in 1992, and then finally got formally divorced in 2003. During all of which time they were buying, selling, and living in various properties, all under various terms and conditions. Which sort of made the splitting of their assets a mess.

Still. That opening line is a tough one. Perhaps "tough but fair". But definitely tough.

That said, it did make me smile.

(Which only proves that, deep down, I'm a bad person. Very, very bad.)