Archive for divorce humor

Funny Divorce Quotes

My mother always said, “You might as well laugh as cry.”

I came accross this article written for Psychology Today by Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D. entitled “The Wittiest Quotes on Divorce. ”  While divorce can be an unbearable experience, it is good to be able to laugh.  Here’s the link:

Enjoy!  And please…. laugh a little!

Thanksgiving Divorce (A Joke)

I found this joke on the internet here:

I am not sure who authored the joke because it’s all over Google.  But, I thought I would share it to possibly give you a much needed laugh for Thanksgiving.  Enjoy!

A man in Phoenix calls his son in New York the day before Thanksgiving and says,”I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; forty-five years of misery is enough.”

“Pop, what are you talking about?” the son screams.

“We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,” the father says. “We’re sick of each other, and I’m sick of talking about this, so you call your sister in Chicago and tell her.”

Frantic, the son calls his sister, who explodes on the phone. “Like heck they’re getting divorced,” she shouts, “I’ll take care of this.”

She calls Phoenix immediately, and screams at her father, “You are NOT getting divorced. Don’t do a single thing until I get there. I’m calling my brother back, and we’ll both be there tomorrow. Until then, don’t do a thing, DO YOU HEAR ME?” and hangs up.

The old man hangs up his phone and turns to his wife. “Okay, honey ” he says, “they’re coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own way.”

Happy Thanksgiving

The Divorce So Bad it Made the Family Judge Flip Out


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.

Funny Divorce Court Moment

I have to admit, as a divorce professional, I need a good laugh now and then. This video was terrific. I love this woman’s method that she discovered to control her anger. It’s too much!

Divorce Custom: 7 Post-Split Rituals From Around The World

So many of my divorce clients describe the anti-climactic feelings they experience when they receive their divorce decree in the mail. I have heard several different divorce practitioners and mental health professional recommend a ceremony of sorts to mark the event. After all, this is a the closing of an important chapter in one’s life. Marking the occasion is a great idea. I often recommend a walk on the beach or writing an entry in a diary or journal. Some of these ideas are a bit off the wall though. I wonder what everyone else thinks! 😉
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Beth Shak Sued For Shoe Collection By Ex-Husband

This article on Huffington Post about Beth Shak’s $1 million shoe collection is quite illustrative.

A person who spends that kind of money on shoes should not at all be surprised that it comes up in the divorce. The reality is that it is an asset with value. That it is some woman’s shoe collection is not the point. If they have value, they need to be divided. In fact, in some states including California, spending that kind of money during the marriage no matter what the asset could be a breach of fiduciary duty. You’re not allowed to have “secret rooms” full of cash without sharing it with the ex… so why a shoe collection?
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost