Here is the tenth in a series of Divorce Corp polls. Please vote only once. We will post the results once we have received a statistically significant number of votes.
And here are the results:
In most transactions in life the percentage charged by the “facilitators” is small. Credit card companies charge vendors 2% to 3%. Realtors charge 5%. Mortgage companies charge 1%. Why is it that lawyers charge 35% to 100% of a couple’s assets to complete a divorce? 58% of our voters were completely wiped out! It’s because our government has created an oligopoly to benefit the lawyers. Our legislators have made the laws so complex that very few people can effectively represent themselves in family court. So they feel that they must hire a lawyer. And the level of complexity is so great that the lawyers more often than not consume all of the available funds. If your spouse hires a lawyer and you do not, you are at a significant disadvantage.
It’s tragic when your own government is looking out for the interests of a privileged class of professionals instead of the general public. We need to reform the system. Please sign up at www.divorcecorp.com/reform. Thank you.