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Answered 2007-11-27 01:12:39

What was he in contempt for? How long have you been divorced? I ask because I'm in the same boat, only on the other side of things. Some things are too trival to keep persuing. Move on with your life and find happiness and peace. Children do not need to have there parents in out of court all the time. S.S.

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