Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Short Story - Judy's New Life #3

If you have been following my blog on Tuesdays, you will see following the continuation of our story of Judy's new life.  Judy has found out that her husband was cheating on her, and she is now meeting with a friend to talk about what is happening.  You can read previous episodes on my blog from #1 and #2.  I also link up with Josie 2 Shoes for Two Shoes Tuesday, where the words today are "store" and "sacred".


Judy's New Life #3  The story continues.....


“Judy, I am so sorry. Has Duane left the house?” Kathy responded to Judy’s tearful story. There was tone in her voice that raised Judy's eyebrows.

“You knew, didn't you? How many people knew that he was screwing his assistant?” Judy could tell by Kathy’s response that she was not totally surprised.

“We saw Duane with her, and we could tell that something just wasn't right. They were just a little too close. We just weren't sure, Judy. I didn't want to hurt you. But now that you know you need to take some action. You need to protect yourself and need a good lawyer to do it.”

“I feel so betrayed, Kathy. First by Duane, and now by those of you who suspected there was something going on. But who should I turn to now?”

“A friend at the gym is going through divorce, and she is going to a guy named Trevor at the Lawson and Parker firm on Elm Street. She says he is like a junk yard dog. You should give him a try.”

Judy and Kathy talked briefly about some things to share with the attorney and some items to get together for her appointment. Judy got the phone number from the IPhone search and called the office. There had been a cancellation that afternoon, so Trevor could see her at four.

With some time at home she found her credit card and banking information, loan documents on the house and car, and an assorted list of other things in the house that were important for the attorney to know about. Then she pulled some boxes into the house from the garage and systematically loaded all of Duane’s clothes into them. Everything from his side of the closet, the contents of the underwear drawers in the dresser, all his personal items from the medicine cabinet, and his shoes went into the boxes. She threw in a picture from their wedding.  Nothing was sacred to Duane, and maybe this would serve as a reminder. She dragged the boxes out on the front porch. On a big piece of poster board, she wrote “Duane’s Stuff” and fastened it to the boxes.

Slamming the front door, she slid the chain into place, grabbed her purse and the paperwork and left for the attorney’s office to meet Trevor Dean.  She wondered what was in store for her at his office.

To be continued next Tuesday......

Some of you gave me some thoughts about how you thought the story was going last week, so here's your chance to add your two cents to the story going forward.  What do you think? 

How will Judy get along with the new attorney, Trevor?
Do you think he will be a fighter for her welfare?
What does Judy have to deal with next?

Linda Kay

16 comments:

Hilary said...

I'm loving this so far!~

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Nice story so far. I'm goping Trevor will be more than effective. Maybe a new lover.

TexWisGirl said...

trevor will be a great advocate for her - and a listening ear.

Gosia k said...

what is going to be next. It is the mystry..

Mike said...

Judy finds out she is pregnant with twins. She also finds out Kathy is secretly in love with her.

William Kendall said...

I'm enjoying what I'm seeing thus far!

Far Side of Fifty said...

The lawyer will be her long lost twin brother who she separated from at birth. He will milk Duane for all his is worth and then some...and smile whilst doing it! :)

Amy at love made my home said...

I fear that Trevor isn't going to be much use, her friend already lied to her by omission. I hope that things look up soon though!! xx

Janie Junebug said...

I hope the lawyer fights for her. I'm glad she put out Duane's stuff.

Love,
Janie

oldegg said...

The lawyer will do his best as he needs to win cases. He might even fall in love with her himself! Presumably Duane would half share in the house which means if she was the stay there she would have to buy him out as well as keep up the mortgage (if any). In Australia there is "no fault divorce" but that is probably not the case in the US, so it could get quite messy. She should not have put his belongings outside as the house is still half his she has a duty of care to look after his property; it might get stolen from outside he could then claim damages from her. Well you did ask didn't you? Good luck.

The Yum List said...

That was fun finding out what you chose to do next in the story.

Mage said...

I can't type much, but as a junque yard dog, he should grab ahold and shake things till he wins. Perhaps more detail about what she finds in his drawers./

Mary Hill said...

Old Egg is right. He is entitled ot half all property. She could also get in trouble for putting his stuff out. Maybe it does get stolen, but it is a set up. Also, I find lawyers are not very friendly, but matter of fact. They are all about the law and will prepare you for the worst, especially if you are a woman. When it comes to divorce, the courts side with the man if children are not involved. He could beat you, cheat on you. It doesn't matter. He is still entitled to half of everything even if you paid for it. Sorry old stuff coming to the forefront. :(

Josie Two Shoes said...

It is obvious that several of us can relate to the details of marriages unravelling for one reason or another, which is rarely a peaceful event. I hope that Trevor will prove to be both rational and helpful. I am not a fan of "shark" lawyers, but rather fair ones. I also believe, that even in such situations, we should take the high road and exhibit the respect we wish we would have been given in the relationship. Tossing another's possessions outside, no. Store them in the garage if you feel the need to clear them from the house. I am so curious to see how this tale unfolds!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Drama is coming!
~

Anita said...

Smart use of the prompts.
Hope all is well :)

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