Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Dangers of Divorce Law

From NBC News:

New York divorce lawyer extraordinaire Raoul Felder, who handled the celebrity splits of everybody from Rudy Giuliani to Christie Brinkley, kept a pistol in the desk drawer of his Manhattan office for many years.

His reasoning was simple: “Everybody hates divorce lawyers, sometimes even their own clients,” he said.

That animosity was on display earlier this week when police said an Arizona man — upset over his divorce nearly a decade earlier — went on a killing spree that left seven people dead, including himself.

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I practiced in the domestic relations area for 30 years, and was threatened a couple times. Once was in the hallway of the courthouse. I reminded the angry husband that the bailiff was armed. That settled him down. A child molester-client pulled out a knife in my office after I told him that I would not take his case to trial and he needed to accept a plea offer. I faced him down. Thankfully, I was never confronted with a gun.

Posted by: Jeff Rasley | Jun 14, 2018 12:59:55 PM

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