What kind of Judge asks if you have to agree to pay for something and then says well, in his experience when they want something, then children will come around? A bad Judge like Tyrie Boyer:
JUDGE TYRIE BOYER: Is there anything in any — I haven’t read — or I certainly haven’t read more than once — anything that’s going to require the father in the future to purchase a car for these children who are going to want a car in a year or two?
JUDGE TYRIE BOYER: Is there anything that requires the father to pay for college in the future?
JUDGE TYRIE BOYER: Is there anything that requires the father to pay for weddings in the future?
JUDGE TYRIE BOYER: I think these children are probably going to want all of those things, and they may reassess a lot of things based on that. I’m not suggesting that everything needs to center around money, but a lot of these things that are terribly hurtful aren’t nearly as hurtful as not having a car and having — you know, I saw one child psychologist one time say, The way you control your children is take away the keys to the car. But I’m just talking now. See, sometimes I’m just talking like a person and a father and a judge, but not — it’s only when I say I’m finding things that I — but I tell you, that’s going to be something that in two years is going to — you’re going to have these children saying, Well, where’s my car? And it’s going to happen.
In Judge Boyer’s courtroom, money rules, and kids can go for years without speaking to a parent, and Judge Tyrie Boyer will just let money be the remedy. Judge Boyer’s remedy is that just give it another 2 years – what is 5 or 6 years of a kid’s life after all? – to let money remedy it.
Unless of course the other parent buys the child a car. Oops. Judge Boyer didn’t think of that? Tyrie Boyer is one of the dimmest bulbs on the court’s tree so it is not surprising he would miss something that obvious.