Divorce Basics Attorney in Southfield, Michigan

How often does a divorce proceeding end up in litigation?

Southfield, MI family lawyer David Binkley talks about how often divorce proceedings end up in litigation and why it’s so important to be a competent trial lawyer.

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divorces go to trial one-tenth of one
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percent
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we had a new judge in oakland county uh
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lisa langton
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wonderful judge the first case i had in
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front of her went to trial
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i had a second case in front of judge
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lank and several months later
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it went to trial i had a third case she
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was developing a facial tick when she
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sees me
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and i said judge i’ve settled this case
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and she leaned over and looked at the
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clock and said let the record reflect
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mr binkley actually settle the lawsuit
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they don’t go to trial
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they don’t go to trial and the reason is
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is that most
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divorce lawyers are not trial lawyers
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so if you want to bring a full
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compliment
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a full arsenal to your client so that he
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has every tool
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available you better be a trial lawyer
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because if you get presented with some
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ridiculous
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offer you have to be able to say
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no call your first witness and watch the
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other guy shrink
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the best settlements are made as the
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judge is walking onto the bench
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you

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