Laurie Israel

The Secret Language Lawyers Speak

March 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Divorce, Laurie Israel

“Your Divorce, Idiomatically Speaking”, published on March 15, 2012, Huffington Post.

Lawyers often use idioms rather than legal terms to explain concepts and strategies in divorce law to our clients.  Somehow, these idiomatic terms are more descriptive and powerful in describing the dynamics and techniques that are present in a divorce than any other type of language.    Lately I have been collecting a number of these terms that I frequently use in my divorce practice.  What follows are my favorite and most often used idioms, and what they mean for my divorcing clients.

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