Here He Goes Again:
In her 1980 country music hit “Starting Over Again,”1 Dolly Parton sang about a middle aged couple separating after 30 years of marriage. The opening lines framed the musical story: “Momma moved out / Daddy sold the house / They split up their money/ And went on their way.” More than 35 years later, those lyrics help to inform the ruling on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a woman against her former, now‐divorced husband. Although the parties in the lawsuit entered into a financial settlement in the divorce and “split up their money” like the divorced couple in Dolly Parton’s song, theyThe judge gets props for reaching back into Dolly's back catalogue, what say you?
did not exactly go “on their way,” as litigation was resumed.
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