Friday, April 18, 2014

In Re Marriage of Metzger (Cal. Ct. App. - March 25, 2014)

I'm not sure who's at fault in this divorce case:  Tammy, Raphael, or both.  But it's long, expensive and seemingly full of vitriol.

Did I mention that Raphael's an attorney?  Who's representing himself?  Well, he is.

The parties end up having to pay $100,000 (!) -- with Raphael advancing the entire sum, and half charged to each party's share of community property -- in order to have another attorney (Eve Lopez) appointed as the attorney for their daughter.  Which, by coincidence, means that one Southwestern Law graduate ends up having to pay a ton of money to a more recent Southwestern Law graduate to represent his kid.

Divorce involving lawyers:  Unfortunately, not often pretty.