When people ask why I’m a former trial attorney I usually respond with this question:
“Would you like spending most of your time embroiled in a bad divorce with lawyers people love to hate?”
Enough said? Not always.
Like stopping at an accident with morbid curiosity, some people want to know what causes divorces to go terribly wrong.
What makes a divorce a “divorce bad?” Here are the most common personality types and themes systemic in bad divorces.
1. Angry spouses
3. Cheats, liars and thieves
5. Biased judges
6. Bad lawyers
The themes systemic in bad divorces
1. Arguments about the amount and duration of spousal support
2. An unwillingness or inability of a spouse, or both, to separate emotions from law
3. Child custody disputes, whether founded or unfounded
4. Mismanagement of community property during marriage and/or after separation
5. The thrill of the fight