I didn’t want to watch a movie about divorce because, being a divorce lawyer, it’s like bringing my work home. However, I decided to watch the movie Marriage Story, starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, because so many people have asked me if I had seen the movie. My verdict is that it is a good movie and I recommend it, especially for those considering a divorce. Here are a few reasons why.
If you have never hired a divorce lawyer, it’s good to understand the different personality types you may encounter and how they could change the course of your future. It is also important to understand the psychology of people undergoing a divorce and how to avoid entering what I like to call ‘Divorce Psychosis.’ In this Movie, the husband initially hires a wise older lawyer who tries to show the Husband that it’s best to settle his case. However, the Husband had not yet been worn down yet by the divorce process and still wanted to win. Being in that mindset, he hires the more aggressive lawyer and in the end, after spending a substantial amount of legal fees, does exactly what the older wise lawyer told him he should have done in the first place.
Many people have told me that they got the perception that the lawyers pushed the couple to get their divorce. People like to blame the lawyers, but it’s important to realize that the lawyers are not the ones who put the couple where they were when the movie started. The lawyers were just doing their job. A lawyer’s job is to get you through and out of the divorce process. Sometimes it requires aggressive battle tactics when the other side is not willing to settle or play nice. However, the lawyer’s job is always to listen to their client and do what is in the client’s best interest.
If you are considering filing for a New York divorce or are possibly going to have to defend one, contact Diana Mohyi Attorney at Law so that she can help you through the process.