781.708.4445

wmlevine@levinedisputeresolution.com

Divorce Mediation Blog

Top 25 Ways in Which Our Current National Government is Like Divorce Litigation

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

  1. Both can last up to four years, eight with appeals.
  2. Both can feel a lot longer – and the effects will outlast it.
  3. Facts are often “alternative facts”.
  4. Objective truth is aspirational.
  5. Memory is selective.
  6. Transparency is an illusion.
  7. Ad hominem is de riguer.
  8. Spokesmen never get the message quite right.
  9. “Zealous” is conflated with “blind”.
  10. Sound and fury signifies nothing…but doesn’t stop anyway.
  11. Ethics are situational.
  12. “Approval” is conflated with effectiveness.
  13. Volume exceeds quality.
  14. Yes-men (and women) abound.
  15. People want more service for less cost.
  16. Positions over-ride interests.
  17. The person who has the last word thinks s/he will win the argument.
  18. The person who speaks the loudest thinks s/he will win the argument.
  19. A good judge is one who agrees with the client.
  20. A good decision is one that agrees with the lawyer.
  21. Cost-benefit analysis is rare.
  22. Efficiency is a second – or third thought.
  23. Hypocrisy abounds.
  24. Victimhood abides.
  25. The best interests of the children/population often get lost.



Get e-mail notifications of new blog posts! Enter email address below.:



Delivered by FeedBurner

other articles


recent posts


tags

pre-ARA alimony lawyer-attended mediation family law Levine Dispute Resolutions support orders Same Sex Marriage Alimony Reform Act litigation alimony statute divorce mediator divorce mediators family support lawyer family law mediation Uniform Arbitration Act lawyers arbitrator Major League Baseball Arbitration General term alimony mediation med-arb Levine Dispute Resolution Center LLC traditional negotiations divorce judgment Massachusetts facilitated negotiations high-risk methodology Self-adjusting alimony orders divorced child support Boston Massachusetts divorce mediators divorce mediation alimony family law arbitrators Matrimonial Arbitration Baseball Massachusetts lawyers MLB labor agreement alimony orders annulment Baseball Arbitration LDRC mediators Baseball Players rehabilitative alimony dispute resolution Cohabitation disputes Massachusetts divorce lawyers health coverage health insurance Child Support Guidelines Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act family law arbitrator fraud divorce arbitration Massachusetts alimony self-adjusting alimony medical benefits divorce mediations Divorce Agreements Levine Dispute Resolution Massachusetts alimony and child support divorce arbitrators divorce litigation Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly how baseball arbitration works arbitrators alimony law resolve disputes Levine Dispute Resolution Center separation IRC §2704 private dispute resolution family mediation alimony reform legislation Divorce The Seven Sins of Alimony arbitration family and probate law disputes Defense of Marriage Act COLA divorce arbitrator special master Chouteau Levine mediator Act Reforming Alimony in the Commonwealth divorce lawyers Family Law Arbitration SJC divorce agreement Obamacare divorce and family law med/arb divorce process DOMA divorce and family law mediators mediations conciliation