Business booming for divorce lawyers
11:39 am, May 17th, 2011
It’s true that the economy is affecting divorce, but not in the way that some people say, according to Randall M. Kessler of Kessler, Schwarz & Solomiany, chair elect of the family law section of the Georgia Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
“Everyone thinks if the economy is bad, people stay together because they can’t afford to get divorced. Really the opposite is true,” Kessler said.
Generally, financial problems only make marital problems worse, and the high cost of divorce doesn’t stop it. Divorce lawyers are very busy these days, so some lawyers in slower areas, such as real estate, are getting into divorce, Kessler said.
Fundamentally, other factors outweigh economics for people seeking a divorce, Kessler said.
“Divorce is about happiness. People are trying to find a way to be happy,” he said.
Kessler is organizing seminars and networking events to help all lawyers working on divorces at the 29th Annual Family Law Institute at Omni Amelia Island Plantation May 26, 27 and 28.