Divorce is an unfortunate by-product of a failed relationship. It is also a $50 billion industry and the profits don’t go to the families who are involved.
When a couple has done all they feel that they can to keep their marriage cohesive, yet experience irreconcilable differences, divorce is usually the next step. If you don’t have children, things seem a bit less complicated, though not less hurtful. When children are involved, it’s like the sharks that smell blood in the water; attorneys see an easy meal. For couples who have more blood spilled (more money than others), the frenzy is especially unmistakable.
You’re probably wondering how in the world something as nasty as a divorce could mean major profits. I’m glad you asked. The documentary “Divorce Corp” shed some light on the ugly truths about divorce and how it has become big business. According to the website “Through extensive research and interviews with the nation’s top divorce lawyers, mediators, judges, politicians, litigants and journalists, DIVORCE CORP. uncovers how children are torn from their homes, unlicensed custody evaluators extort money, and abusive judges play god with people’s lives while enriching their friends.”
Local activists are also working hard to change the family court system in America, but don’t always get the recognition they should. A Denver local, Stacy Slaton, has been an activist for family court reform for over 15 years. She is the mother of three children who were taken from her by the Jefferson County family court in 2005.
Instead of cowering to a corrupt system, Stacy turned a seemingly impossible situation into a business of her own. She owns DivorcePlanners.com, which is a cost-efficient alternative to feeding an industry that perpetuates usurpation of financial resources and the destruction of families. Through Ms. Slaton’s years of personal experience fighting the court system and winning, she is a great resource for people who prefer amicable agreements, as opposed to a circus from hell. Ms. Slaton says that “it took almost 5 years of what they call DV by proxy, meaning he [ex-husband] was allowed to use the lawyer and court to abuse me and eventually gain custody.”
Her years of careful research and study of state and federal laws and precedent-setting cases has equipped Stacy Slaton to become an expert in the family court arena. She is not an attorney and does not claim to be. She is an American citizen who has taken negative personal experience and turned it around to help others navigate through this difficult, arduous process. She has seen the damage that this no-win system has done to many families. She has been involved in studies with Denver University and interviewed on several radio shows, to shed light on this issue. Visit DivorcePlanners.com for more information on divorce with dignity and avoiding the exorbitant costs that come with attorneys, courts, litigants, etc.