Kramer v Kramer. Fo realz.
September 26, 2007 12:03 PM Subscribe
[Child of Divorce Filter]. I have discovered I have the ability to view a 400+ page set of documents that are the sum of my parents' bitter legal divorce. On one hand, I hope it may shed some insight for me on people I never really knew. On the other hand, I fear doing this may cause a lot more emotional baggage than it will be worth. What do you think?
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My parents divorced when I was a whee little thing. They apparently couldn't agree on the divorce, and spent the next several years in court arguing back and forth. They didn't necessarily have a lot of money; it wasn't a property dispute, as I seem to recall it was more just general nastiness.
I lost one parent years ago without asking about it, and the other one I can't bring up the mention of without sending them to a "bad place". So that's out.
I'm torn. I've asked folks around me and they are split pretty 50/50 on the discovery. On one hand it is knowledge, they say, on the other hand it's the carefully crafted and lawyer layered Machiavellian barbs that will surely offer nothing but headaches and tears.
So I ask my peers here! Which I am too chicken shit to do directly. What do you think? What would you do?