You wouldn't rush through negotiations of a business agreement that has the power to impact your company's entire future. Why would you hurry through a divorce settlement? Some Wake County spouses might say the faster a divorce is over, the sooner they can get on with their lives.
Events leading up to the end of a former Southern governor's marriage in 2010 were more public than provisions in the politician's divorce papers. Mark Sanford's affair with a South American woman -- now his fiancee -- was widely publicized. Sanford, now a congressional representative, also has made headlines over charges he broke the terms of his divorce settlement, which were sealed by a court.