On our San Jose family law blog, it may seem like we focus only on the negative, telling stories about painful divorces, complicated property divisions and frustrating child custody and child support battles. As such, it is easy to forget that there are also many positive and uplifting stories in family law, with the power to inspire and heal those who may feel battered by long family court fights.
One such story revolves around a family that is reuniting after nearly five decades apart. In 1964, Roland Davis and Lena Henderson decided to divorce. Earlier this month, nearly 50 years later, they married one another for the second time.
According to media reports, the couple married as teenagers, had four children together, and divorced after 20 years of marriage. It is not known why Davis and Henderson decided to end their marriage, but they reportedly remained close friends, even after Davis remarried and moved to a different state on the other side of the country.
When Davis' second wife passed away, his children encouraged him to move back to their home state, worried that he would be alone and lonely in his current home. He agreed, and surprised them by taking a step further. Before moving back, he called his first wife and asked her one very important question: "Will you marry me?" Shocked, she gave him her answer. "Well, well, yes," she said.
The now 85-year-old couple (re)made it official earlier this month, in a ceremony at which four generations of their family were present.
Source: Yahoo, "Couple to remarry almost 50 years after divorce," Claudine Zap, July 30, 2012
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