How many is #toomany?

Almost a year ago, I posed the question of how many is too many? in the context of phone calls and text messages as evidence of adultery.  Today’s hand down list from the Mississippi Court of Appeals has a challenger.

In the case of Collins v. Collins, the Court found that there were “7,161 texts and 499 telephone calls totaling 196 hours between Kim and Haley from April 2009 to October 2010.”   The trial court found substantial evidence of adultery and that the adultery had a negative impact on Kim’s relationship with her son.  End result……..the Court of Appeals held:

the record provides sufficient evidence to support the chancellor’s decision to grant Jarrad primary physical custody of Connor.

8161 text over 18 months is in excess of 450 a month.  It doesn’t break the record, but that is still a heck of a lot.  When I read cases like this I can’t help but wonder was the adulterous romp really worth loosing custody and destroying the marriage?  I suspect not.  So back to the question.  How many is too many?









About randywallace
I am a husband, father, attorney, outdoorsman and cook.

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