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Old 05-29-2019, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by nearwildheaven View Post
Nowadays, they'd also need someone who specialized in representing husbands of lawyers and judges.
Point taken... but sadly, the double standard still applies. Especially when the marriage fails after 20 or 30 years, the wife or a very successful lawyer, particularly a judge, is more likely to have been sacrificing any career to raise the kids, etc. etc. And older successful males are more likely to take a proprietary view of the property earned mainly by them during marriage, resenting sharing it with the ex. I'm imagining the husband of a very successful lawyer probably is fairly successful too, so the money argument is less likely to get vicious. (but of course, when it comes to divorces, nothing is a given.)

Anyway, this was 10 or 20 years ago, and so divorces after 20 or 30 years were more likely to involve a stay-at-home wife and some very nasty money arguments by husbands who didn't get to be successful by being nice.