We’ve all heard the stories of how young couples get themselves divorced after impulsive dives into young relationships. This is one of those stories:
She was an oil tycoon with family money from Texas, and he was a burger flipper at McDonalds. The fact of the matter was it didn’t matter because in the end he ended up getting everything. Her name was Michelle, and she was duped into thinking that this ‘gentleman’ she decided to marry was going to be a stand up person and honor their agreement to part peacefully… but unfortunately for Michelle, things are not always as they seem.
After speaking with some shark lawyer, the tune that her boyfriend Brad had shifted to was much more aggressive and impersonal. For what the lawyer had taught Brad about was the fact that not only could he get half of everything, but with a little bit of manipulation… she could take it all! These are the type of situations that no one wants to think their partner is capable of, but unfortunately for Michelle, she found out the hard way.
Brad waited, and coaxed Michelle into thinking that everything would be fine until the day she came in to his house to discuss the way they would split the assets that they had accumulated over their 6 years of marriage. This was when she walked into their piece of Liberty Hill Real Estate and realized that his lawyer would be doing all the talking. In the end, the only thing that Michelle was able to salvage out of the messy divorce was a piece of paper ordering her to court. The ordeal lasted over 15 months, and after blaming Michelle for all sorts of random pieces of fabricated nonsense, Brad took everything. All that it takes for things to go wrong are nasty tricks handled by an immoral lawyer and enough for a couple greedy people to decide they are going to take advantage of a nice young woman like Michelle. These are not made up situations, this is the way that bad things sometimes happen to extremely good people. Whenever anyone is getting a divorce, getting a lawyer does not need to mean “I dont trust you,” but rather it is a way of saying you want to do it fairly, and properly. This is why people like Al Franken exist, to make sure that your ex and some shark lawyer don’t get the best of a good person.
In the end the only thing that I can tell each and every person I know, is that no matter how well you think you know the person, you should always make sure that as soon as you know you are getting a divorce, you lawyer up.