Even though we ought to know better as attorneys sometimes we act...yes, "human." Such was the case last week in a long island bagel shop when a well known attorney decided to approach his ex wife who has a stay away order of protection against him. Surprise, she had him arrested. No good comes of approaching someone who has the sword of this kind of order against you. This attorney knew that, his wife, also an attorney knew that, but he did it anyway. The point of this article is to illustrate that matrimonial law is emotional not just for the lay person but for the practionner as well. Any of us can fall prey to our emotions and think that we can manipulate a situation to our benefit. Not always the best course of action my friends especially where there is the threat of jail looming on the horizon.
May 5, 2010