On Thursday, I had the, pleasure might the wrong term for it, of watching and presenting on the ethical issues presented in the movie "Divorce Corp." to Georgia State University College of Law students who are interested in Family Law. Pleasure might be the wrong term for it but not because of the students, they were engaged in the film and the discussion, but because of the film itself.
Family law is fraught with emotion and often high drama. For good reason the parties can be extremely upset with each other. What was once romance, intimacy, shared expectations and dreams of "until death do you part," has become something that, given the best scenario, can often feel like betrayal. So it is easy for attorneys to prey upon those emotions to take advantage of people when they are so vulnerable, like a funeral director using grief to gin up a larger burial bill.