I recently read an article in the British news tabloid called The Telegraph, about a British couple, both lawyers, who got a divorce. They started the divorce with the equivalent of almost $3 million U.S. in assets between them. The divorce and its appeals are now over. The wife received about $150,000 and the husband actually owes more than he has! There are no other assets remaining from the marriage. Now, I don’t claim to know anything about the British legal system, but that seems like a pretty raw deal to me. Even the judge criticized them for the way they squandered their assets in their divorce process.
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This is a pretty incredible (but totally true) example of a couple who just did not weigh the cost vs. benefit before they started fighting…or, apparently, at any point during the fight. This couple let their rage and frustration with each other eat up a whopping 95% of everything they had. Their lawyers are undoubtedly eating very well now…but I wonder, did this ex-husband and ex-wife end up any happier than when they started the divorce process?
At the Ferrell Law Firm, we tell clients all the time that our attorneys will absolutely go to court and fight for them. And it’s true, we really will! We believe in our clients and strive to represent their interests at all times. But we also tell clients that they need to make sure the fight is worth the cost to them, because we hope to help them avoid the kind of regret this couple must be feeling now that the heat of the battle has dissipated
We are different from some other law firms, because to us it is not about the money we receive from you. Instead, it is about the results we achieve for you. In the end, we want you to be satisfied with the way things have worked out, and in order for that to happen, you need an honest, thorough analysis of the negatives and positives of any legal options you’re considering.
This post by Memphis, TN Divorce Attorney Lori Holyfield of the Ferrell Law Firm.