Re: Heartless Cheating Wife
I don't know your background. However, it sounds like it didn't end well for you. Nevertheless, just because your experience with divorce attorneys wasn't positive, doesn't mean it won't be positive for another person.
You are correct in that in some states the division is pretty much set in stone. I'm not barred in NY, so I'm not sure about the statutes there. Nevertheless, there is still much room for the divorce attorney to argue the statutorily defined splits. Sometimes these motions are a crapshoot, and at other times they are not, because of the judge. I've read a BS here (or maybe it is LS) who has a friend that is a female divorce judge in Florida that makes the wife go out get a job, if she didn't have one, and pay their own way, to make up the differential. In this instance, the judge looks at education and prior experience, to set a level of self-suffiency and then decides on spousal support. If I am not mistaking, this judge even told an ex-wife that got fired from her job, and was seeking an adjustment, too bad. Go find another job and tighten your belt. So, using an attorney, and the court system, can be positive. That is, one's experience may differ depending on where you live, whom is your attorney, and your judge.
This is all I am going to say on this.
End of thread jack.