Marriage licenses are missing one very important piece - the get out of jail free card. Everyone should get at least one. Think of what people could save both in time and money! Instead of my divorce taking a year, then another frivilous cusody battle taking at least another year - oh, not to mention the >$30,000 in collective lawyer fees/court costs - I could have used a free pass and said "see ya later, bubba" and went on my merry way. Oh, there is the small complication on child custody - I'm still working on a solution to that one...not that it matters. What I DO know is that the court system (at least the one here) is ridiculously slow and completely ineffective. There are currently 2 motions pending with the court, one regarding the visitation schedule of the ex-jackass with the kids, and the other because he's whining that he doesn't get child support credit for the time he spends with his kids. Today was a pretrial (whatever the hell that is) for the child support adjustment. It was scheduled for 30 minutes-we were in the courtroom for less than 10. The conclusion was that the child support cannot be adjusted until the visitation amendment is ruled upon by the court, and that hasn't even been set for pretrial yet - so it will be at least 3-4 months before that goes to trial. Gee, what a surprise. These people are AMAZING. I'm so glad the future of my children rests in their hands.