Sunday, September 15, 2013

Q the Eye/09.15.13

Dear LakeCountyEye,

My new husband spends more time with the video poker machine than with me. Do you know any good divorce lawyers?

Empty House
Dear No Pair, Ὥρος Hōros

Anyone thinking about tying the knot in Lake County ought to consider a prenuptial agreement. You can download one free of charge from the Lake County Board website ...
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But those who are contemplating a breakup should bear in mind how divorces get tried in Lake County. One unlucky soul caught in a divorce lost her home and was living in Wisconsin temporary accommodations when she asked the Lake County State's Attorney to investigate her husband for embezzlement. So, the State's Attorney did what would be expected of any Lake County State's Attorney. They found out she was displaced when she mailed in her 2012 absentee election ballot -- not unlike many snowbirds -- and, haha, charged her with illegal voting.

According to the News-Sun, this waylaid divorcee's ...
former in-laws are generous campaign contributors, having given nearly $35,000 over the past decade to the Lake County Republican Central Committee and various Republican candidates, according to the State Board of Elections Contributions List.
Woman charged with illegal voting in 2012 election
Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim -- a Republican -- told the News-Sun ...
"I can assure you, it's not political."
Woman charged with illegal voting in 2012 election
Or, as they say in Lake County, marriage is not for the faint of heart.

So, before filing those divorce papers, you may want to shop around for a jurisdiction other than Lake County -- one where the judicial system is more sympathetic to a woman's rights. Like Yemen or Ethiopia or North Korea or something.

If you are an elected official, or a previously elected official, or just a private citizen under indictment, send your political questions to Q the Eye c/o ...

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