Lunch with the Lawyers

Posted: January 5, 2011 in Misc
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Finally things seem to be going my way today, at least for a little while. We’ll see how long it lasts.

So, three lawyers and a Chicago princess walk into a five-star restaurant… Sounds like the beginning of a joke, right? Actually it was how my afternoon started.

I took three of our lawyers to lunch. With the rates we pay them (ranging from $250 to $400 an hour) you’d think they’d be buying me lunch, but it was a personal favor I was asking so I was footing the bill. Why did I want to take three lawyers to lunch? Well, two of them I’ve known since birth so it’s always nice to visit anyway but I did have an ulterior motive for my little meeting.

My husband and my family have really been pushing this custody thing for the step-kids. I just wanted everyone to take a step back and consider what’s really in the best interest of the kids. I voiced my concerns and the lawyers did agree with me to an extent and promised to take it into consideration and discuss the concerns with my husband and my family. They also voiced their concerns about the welfare of the children. I guess they have a point. The safety of the children is a legitimate concern and if they are sent back to Utah during the summers and their mother goes out drinking while they are there, leaving them alone all hours of the night or leaving Hunter with Autumn while he is having asthma attacks something bad could happen and I would never, ever be able to live with myself.

What conclusion did we come to? My husband has to talk to his ex-wife about an addition to the decree that will be changing, and that decree will state that neither party can consume alcohol while the children are in their care. It seems like a great option and a win-win for everyone, especially the kids. I hope she agrees to it.

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