As the New Year is upon us, many people are reflecting upon the past year and determining what changes need to be made for the coming year. If you have been going through a tough, litigious divorce in Florida in 2015, perhaps it is time to reassess your divorce strategy and divorce process.
According to the traditional family law model, divorce is a zero-sum game where each party hires attack dog lawyers. The lawyers not only show their client in a positive light but also tear the other party down. Traditional divorce lawyers engage in damaging opposition research, through depositions, interrogatories, requests for production of documents and things, and requests for admissions. Of course, the other attorney defends against opposition research with objections, motions for protective orders, and discovery requests in response.
Traditional divorce lawyers then set public hearings on motions to compel, motions for contempt, and motions for attorneys’ fees and costs. Even after these motions are heard, parties may still be years away from a final trial.
Does this sound familiar? Are you unhappy about the path that your divorce has taken? If so, you may want to consider getting a second opinion on your divorce.