Laws of the Land: Sometimes, It is Like you See on TV

The Best of Times|July 2020

Laws of the Land: Sometimes, It is Like you See on TV
Is this quote from reality TV or a real Louisiana case?“Why in the world would a sister that’s got this kind of cheese, why would she give it up to a brother that ain’t working? That ain’t got a job. I mean, you know, ain’t bringing nothing to the table. What’s that about?”
Lee Aronson

Real case. And do you know who asked that question? The Judge. He followed up by asking the witness, and I quote the Judge directly, “What was your mind?”

Let me explain: Rodger Rabbit and his girlfriend, Jessica (not their real names), moved to Louisiana and bought a house together. Although they were not married and although Jessica was the only one paying for the home, the couple put both of their names on the deed to the house.

I’m sure you know what happened next: Roger and Jessica broke up and fought about who should get the house.


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July 2020