Tuesday, July 08, 2008

In Re Marriage of Falcone & Frye (Cal. Ct. App. - July 8, 2008)

Justice Premo begins this opinion with the following line: "This is one in a series of 10 appeals or writ petitions filed in this court by Kathey Fyke, the respondent in a dissolution matter initiated by her former husband Richard Falcone in 2003." You can figure out where it's going from there. It's one of those classic divorce proceedings from hell. Fortunately, both the trial court and the Court of Appeal responded accordingly. And imposed -- and affirmed -- over $64,000 in sanctions against the ex-spouse who just couldn't stop.

Glad to see it. Indeed, if it were me, I might -- only might, but would have been sorely tempted -- to award sanctions against Ms. Fyke on appeal.

The marriage is over. Stop fighting. Just move on.