Judge's Divorce Ruling Becomes Instant Classic
Couple's mutual hatred amounts to a 'personality disorder'
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2011 6:52 PM CST
Updated Jan 9, 2011 11:49 AM CST
A Canadian family court judge took the opportunity to roast the couple in his courtroom, whom he called "immune to reason."   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A divorce ruling from a Canadian family court judge who had clearly reached his limit has became a sensation in legal circles. Faced with a couple who was, in Judge Joseph Quinn's estimation, "immune to reason," the judge came down to their level and "tried ridicule as a last resort." Time has some highlights, including his assessment that the couple is "marinating in a mutual hatred so intense as to surely amount to a personality disorder."

Other highlights:

  • It begins, "Paging Dr. Freud" and calls chances of an amicable resolution "laughable."
  • At one point, the wife tried to run over her husband with a car, "always a telltale sign that a husband and wife are drifting apart."
  • The husband has a "near-empty parenting toolbox."
  • Noting the husband's penchant for flipping the bird: "A finger is worth a thousand words and therefore, is particularly useful should one have a vocabulary of less than a thousand words."
  • He granted sole custody of their 13-year-old daughter to the wife, only because she had turned the girl against her own dad with "advanced animosity-tutoring." He must pay only $1 a month in child care.
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Jan 13, 2011 2:01 AM CST
This child just had it confirmed that the parents hate each other more than they love their child. And people wonder where all the psycho's come from...I guess it's better than forcing the kid to watch them try to kill each other... sad
Jan 7, 2011 4:59 PM CST
Hey Nick, if I read you write, Mom turned Daughter against Dad and gets custody of the child? And you think that's a good judgment? Hope that happens to you douchebag.
Marzelle Addy
Jan 7, 2011 4:44 AM CST
Funniest thing I've read all day.