When I saw Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED speech, The danger of a single story, it brought back memories of a divorce case here in Chicago that I dealt with last year. Maybe if the people involved in the case had seen this video, they would have been more aware of the need to keep their
There are few things more detrimental to a divorce proceeding than a very bitter spouse. Judges are experts at picking up the bitterness. Any motion or demand made by the bitter party will be viewed with distrust. Thus, it is very important in a divorce to have control of your emotions – if only to keep the judge on your side.
A woman called Tricia Walsh Smith posted a YouTube video in which she trashes and humiliates her husband. The video is so very tasteless that I have decided not to tarnish my blog by posting it here.
I generally do not recommend spying on your spouse after you decide to get a divorce. If you find your spouse is cheating, there are few legal remedies for you. Under Illinois law, cheating will likely not affect custody of the children, child support, marital distribution of assets or much else. In most cases, the only thing you will get is heartache.