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8.16.2010

Star-Telegram: Copy Editor Wanted

Within the story.:
"The Star-Telegram is not identifying the parents or the child to protect the identity of the boy, who is now 13."

That is, until you click on the photo next to the story and the mom's name is within the caption.

(Thanks, Kevin.)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Ensnarled"??

Shouldn't that be "Ensnared"?

Anonymous said...

Well she is remarried so the boy doesn't have the same last name as her.

Anonymous said...

from Merriam-Webster - either definition for snarl fits the situation perfectly
You're welcome!

Main Entry: en·snarl
Pronunciation: \in-ˈsnär(-ə)l, en-\
Function: transitive verb
Date: 15th century
: to involve in a snarl

Main Entry: 1snarl
Pronunciation: \ˈsnär(-ə)l\
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English, to trap, entangle, probably frequentative of snaren to snare
Date: 14th century
transitive verb
1 : to cause to become knotted and intertwined : tangle
2 : to make excessively complicated
intransitive verb

Anonymous said...

The number 2 craziest group of litigants in court, day in and day out? Divorcing partners.

The number 1 craziest group in court? Divorcing partners with kids.

Barry, am I correct?

My Other Brother Darryl

ps - Yes, some are good folks, who split amicably. Many are full-on Looney-Tunes though. Again, never date/marry crazy. They don't change.

Anonymous said...

I am suprised that the count is only 605 for those cases that are aging through our beloved legal process. I, too, was ensnared in such a deal. I don't know the greater details of this specific case but I would be willing to bet you the following is true.

One side of the conflict is inherently & fundamentally correct and a "just" decision would be granted to them however, the other side has a big boat load of money and they are paying a lawyer or a "team" of lawyers to delay and waste time. The last thing the money side wants is for this to ever to go to a judge such that a final decision could be rendered so you begin a multi-year dance called the "lawyer shuffle".

I'm sure all you lawyers who read this blog have played the game.... stall, stall, stall, send reams of paper to the other side, schedule hearings, reschedule hearings, cancel hearings, play off the court's calendar, schedule vacation for yourself, file contempt, schedule mediation, postpone mediation, threaten sanctions, cancel mediation, reschedule mediation, request original hearing, send 10 more lbs of legal templates to the other side, claim anything, claim everything, schedule more vacation, schedule depositions with everyone you can possibly think of, call CPS, file for increase discovery capability, claims for sanctions on discovery content, schedule home study, argue over court appointed psychologist, hire your own psychologist, subpeona every scrap of paper ever touched by the opposition, argue that you didn't get all the scraps, claim the latest syndrome that has been developed by latest psychology whore or you can choose from the array of current syndromes such as PAS, SSPE or SPAD or Hell just make up your own syndrome, throw in allegations of child abuse, sexual abuse, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, affairs, porn addiction, (reality or not, but I assume that goes without saying). Now go to the top of the list and do everything again.

The PROCESS is broken as it relates to "fair & just" and it is definitely broken as it relates to "the best interest of the children" and this will NEVER be fixed because the PROCESS is functioning properly based on it's true objective of "making money for lawyers" and unfortunately it all sinks to the level of the lawyer with the lowest ethical position which I assume we can all agree is nothing short of sociopathic in it's actions.

I also disagree that these guys have kept this going for "tens of thousands" this thing costs "hundreds of thousands".

To prove my theory lets look at the socioeconomic standing of the opponents in the case. Baylor, you say? huh? There's lots of poor people attend Baylor, right? (Sorry Barry, I really do like Baylor)

And conversely, how many of the long term conflicts in the court system has a parent that is on food stamps or welfare? We all know the answer.

Cochran said it best "The color of justice in America is green" and "if you find justice at the American courthouse without green, it was purely an accident"

So more of you realize the game than you are letting on..... just realize that those of us that have been caught by it realize the game.

In closing, I can't help but chuckle at the "Family lawyer" in the case, Stephen King.... because the legal system is your worst nightmare unless you are licensed to make money out of it.

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Anonymous said...

I was ensnared in such a deal once. I don't know the greater details of this specific case but I would be willing to bet you the following is true.

One side of the conflict is inherently & fundamentally correct and a "just" decision would be granted to them however, the other side has a big boat load of money and they are paying a lawyer or a "team" of lawyers to delay and waste time. The last thing the money side wants is for this to ever to go to a judge such that a final decision could be rendered so you begin a multi-year dance called the "lawyer shuffle".

I'm sure all you lawyers who read this blog have played the game.... stall, stall, stall, send reams of paper to the other side, schedule hearings, reschedule hearings, cancel hearings, play off the court's calendar, schedule vacation for yourself, file contempt, schedule mediation, postpone mediation, threaten sanctions, cancel mediation, reschedule mediation, request original hearing, send 10 more lbs of legal templates to the other side, claim anything, claim everything, schedule more vacation, schedule depositions with everyone you can possibly think of, call CPS, file for increase discovery capability, claims for sanctions on discovery content, schedule home study, argue over court appointed psychologist, hire your own psychologist, subpeona every scrap of paper ever touched by the opposition, argue that you didn't get all the scraps, claim the latest syndrome that has been developed by latest psychology whore or you can choose from the array of current syndromes such as PAS, SSPE or SPAD or Hell just make up your own syndrome, throw in allegations of child abuse, sexual abuse, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, affairs, porn addiction, (reality or not, but I assume that goes without saying). Now go to the top of the list and do everything again.

Cochran said it best "The color of justice in America is green" and "if you find justice at the American courthouse without green, it was purely an accident"

Anonymous said...

The PROCESS is broken as it relates to "fair & just" and it is definitely broken as it relates to "the best interest of the children" and this will NEVER be fixed because the PROCESS is functioning properly based on it's true objective of "making money for lawyers" and unfortunately it all sinks to the level of the lawyer with the lowest ethical position which I hope we can all agree is nothing short of sociopathic in it's actions.

To prove my theory lets look at the socioeconomic standing of the opponents in the case. Baylor, you say? huh? There's lots of poor people attend Baylor, right? (Sorry Barry, I really do like Baylor)

And conversely, how many of the long term conflicts in the court system has a parent that is on food stamps or welfare? We all know the answer.

Cochran said it best "The color of justice in America is green" and "if you find justice at the American courthouse without green, it was purely an accident"

So more of you realize the game than you are letting on..... just realize that those of us that have been caught by it realize the game.

In closing, I can't help but chuckle at the "Family lawyer" in the case, Stephen King.... because the legal system is your worst nightmare unless you are licensed to make money out of it.

AnObiter said...

Dude, weed out the duplicate posts!

Brilliant post, however...copy editor "whoops"'ed, for sure!

Anonymous said...

Divorce lawyers are tangible evidence that Satan is alive and well.

Anonymous said...

As long as we keep electing lawyers to make and then administer the laws, then the laws will always be designed to make the lawyers rich, regardless of whether they win or lose. If we made the losing lawyer take a reduced cut, then maybe they would only try cases that were legitimate.

Anonymous said...

4:30

Unfortunately the lawyers look after their own and I am sure you could never change the legal process to be "fair & just" if it meant taking future wealth opportunity from the divorce lawyers. They want the children's lunch money and they want it NOW!!