Judge moves on from high conflict divorce

In the event of a divorce, it is not uncommon for a couple to fight over each and every detail. Known as high conflict divorce, this has a tendency to drag on for many months or longer. As this happens, both parties, as well as the judge, can begin to feel the effects.

Recently, a judge has decided to move on from a high conflict divorce involving a Lower Mainland couple.

In a strange decision, the judge decided to leave the case up to somebody else. He said the following:

“In a sense, I am a known quantity. I believe the time has come for these parties to face perhaps an unknown quantity, a new judge in this court, if they cannot … reach agreement themselves.”

The judge hopes that this decision will help the couple resolve their issues outside of the court, rather than once again litigating in an attempt to reach a final resolution.

Although its not uncommon for a judge to somehow pass off a case to another judge, it’s unusual for one to do so in such a straightforward manner.

Unfortunately, a high conflict divorce has a way of bringing out the worst in people. As a result, a judge can become fed up and begin to feel like they are unable to help.

If you are faced with a high conflict divorce, it would be in your best interest to take a step back to reassess your situation. This could help you understand what’s happening. It could also help you make better decisions in the future, perhaps before a judge decides to move on.

Source: CBC News, “Judge breaks up with couple in high conflict divorce,” Jason Proctor, July 17, 2016

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