Hi kids, it's that time of the week again so let's gander at whose goose has been cooked:
Goodman v. Goodman:
Anyone remember WPB polo magnate John Goodman, who adopted his girlfriend allegedly to shield assets in defending against a mega-bucks wrongful death suit?
Turns out the bunker was not too keen on the idea:
The trial court thus erred when it denied the motions for intervention and motions to vacate the Final Judgment of Adult Adoption. Therefore, the case is remanded with instructions to vacate and set aside the Final Judgment of Adult Adoption, and allow the guardian and Carroll to intervene in any subsequent proceedings.Judge Schwartz, specially concurring, was even less keen on the idea:
Even if the motivation and the means for securing it were not so reprehensible, I believe, as the New York Court of Appeals held in In re Adoption of Robert Paul P., 63 N.Y. 2d 233, 236 (1984), the adoption of a paramour is so contrary to the beneficent purposes of such an action that no such judgment can ever be sustained.Judge, tell us how you really feel!