Hiring a Gladiator Divorce Lawyer to Make War on a Spouse

One of the most egregious errors of commission is hiring an attack lawyer -- the gladiator. Hiring a gladiator appeals to a person who believes he or she can win a divorce by beating an estranged spouse to a pulp. In a contested divorce, gladiators make themselves wealthy and make their clients poor. What is worse, gladiators poison the well because contested divorces settled in court often leave both spouses bitter and angry for life.

The gladiator may be able to prove the estranged spouse is bad person, but most judges don’t punish a spouse for being a bad person.

Gladiators put in long hours on the case, which means higher divorce costs, which also means fewer assets and cash after the battle is over.

The gladiator is good for revenge and retaliation for wrongs, real or imagined, but they come at a high cost, emotionally and financially.

A divorce is a contract negotiation, not combat, and the best way to get back at your spouse is to move on and live well after the divorce is final.



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