I came across this article from Time Magazine by BELINDA LUSCOMBE about a family judge in Canada that basically flipped out on a couple because their behavior during the divorce was so bad. The Judge apparently wrote his opinion having taken a very dim view of both parties. I particularly enjoyed his dark and sarcastic tone in his very unusual order. However, the opinion underscores in a humorous way a significant problem facing many family court judges. I have often heard the saying that in Criminal Court, we have bad people on their best behavior. But in Family Court we have good people on their worst behavior. I wonder how many family judges have considered making an order like this one.
Here’s the link to the article. http://healthland.time.com/2011/01/05/the-family-judge-who-flipped-out/