McGreevy and legal formalities

From 6ABC:

Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey says it’s a “sad day for everyone.” The nation’s first openly gay governor is filing for divorce for his wife of seven years.* . . . The former governor, who resigned in November 2004 after saying he had had an affair with a male staffer, says the divorce “is something that had to be done.”

And my first thought on seeing this headline?

He took this long? If it had to be done, then why on this earth did you wait more than 2 years to do it?!?


* This sentence from the 6ABC story was added to my chosen exerpt 48 hours after initial posting once I emerged from sleep deprivation to see that my original post was about as clear as mud.

2 Comments so far

  1. jen kardux (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2007 @ 12:32 pm

    this isn’t vegas with quickie divorces. they take quite a long time and i’m sure he and his wife had a lot of settlement issues to work out before they could agree and finalize.

  2. Sherri W. (unregistered) on February 4th, 2007 @ 4:31 pm

    Jen–My apologies! My original post was unclear on this, and I’m going to edit it shortly to fix my oversight.

    The thing is, McGreevy just now FILED for divorce. It’s not like he filed promptly and they’ve been working out the legalities ever since. He’s just now served the first set of papers to start the whole lengthy divorce process. And I do not get why he waited this long.

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