Three overfilled elevators passed before them before they were able to board one, just barely squeezing their bodies in enough so the doors would close. Their attorney guided them off the elevator on the family law floor and ushered them past the chaos of the hallway. There were adults, babies and children clustered everywhere and it seemed an impossibility that anyone court could process this many people in a single day.
The court in question was the Bexar County courthouse in San Antonio. The couple in question was Peter and his wife Ashley who had just flown in from Los Angeles the previous day to seek joint custody of Jessica, a toddler whom Peter had fathered with an ex-girlfriend in San Antonio three years prior.