Chicago lawyer on finding money

My friend, Russell Knight, has opened up a solo general practice. He is both a divorce lawyer and criminal defense lawyer. In his blog Russell recommends doing a criminal background check on your spouse at the beginning of a divorce:

By presenting this [evidence of a criminal record] to the judge, an attorney is able to wake the judge out of his or her “he-said-she-said stupor” and begin portraying their client as the good guy and the other party as the bad guy.