This is part of on ongoing series critiquing a book out there called “Divorce War!” I write more about the series on the page called “Divorce War DON’TS”. The book lists 50 strategies. Some are legitimate and some are not and these are potentially or actually unethical or criminal. I’m reviewing all 50 strategies with a “don’t” perspective, with a new post from time to time.
DON’T#3. Hire the toughest, best-liked, and most highly connected lawyer money can buy.
Believe it or not, the writer means “most highly connected” with the divorce judges:
Does he or she have a relationship on a first-name basis with the judge? Do they play golf, tennis, or otherwise socialize together? The stronger the relationship, the better off you are with the lawyer. It’s not always what you know, but who you know. In legal societies, the “good old boy” system still exists pretty much as it did a century ago.
This is insulting to the judiciary, and in its own way naive, or worse, lazy, which translates into potentially dangerous for you. Continue reading