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Marriage is an institution. Divorce is big business," is the keyed-up tagline of Divorce Corp, a documentary that pledges to unveil widespread corruption in America's family court system that enriches wayward lawyers and dishonorable judges while tearing families apart.
Most of the talking-head interviews in this film are convincing enough; indeed, despite the film's hyper but insubstantial presentation of its information, there likely is a story here.
But statistics are few and far between, a look at solutions from countries where divorce is supposedly more civil proves too thin to be useful, and, worst of all, the victims's stories are largely flimsy and one-sided.
The film's press materials tout director Joseph Sorge's extensive research, but fairly quick internet searches reveal public documents that suggest, at worst, that at least one of his featured victims is a long-term con artist, and, at best, that the stories behind the sad situations unveiled here are more complicated than Sorge lets on.
Dr. Drew Pinsky narrates, and the likes of celebrity divorce lawyer Gloria Allred feature among the experts. That may be all you need to know about Divorce Corp — and you won't learn much more than that from it.
When reading these reviews about this very real version of American divorce please look at it reasonably!! these reviewers work for the msm aka the fifth branch of gov. Do you honest to god believe that they would give a fair review to a movie that shows the complete corruption of our gov and court system? They love not having to do any work while getting all the juice from the gov themselves. Ohhh and I can't imagine not being in all the judges good graces while the msm goes through suit after suit, msm are continuously fighting in court. It's a crock, American divorces are as disgraced as our supposed system. We need to get rid of it all msm and the entire gov. Funny how independent reviewers find no real fault with the doc. The director will be putting all his sources out shortly. We need to grow a spine and start running our own lives aren't you peeps tired of being house slaves? Thank goodness msm are 1 generation from being eliminated hopefully we can rid ourselves of bureaucrats next.
David H. Levy summarizes the inaccuracies of this movie well in his statement. "The so-called “documentary” paints a distorted picture, focusing on anomalous divorce cases that — as sometimes happens in any legal case — have gone badly for everyone... To suggest that the scenarios depicted in the movie represent “typical” divorce cases is false and misleading, and unfairly maligns the hard work divorce lawyers do to resolve cases efficiently and fairly". David H. Levy is founding partner and former managing partner of Chicago-based matrimonial law firm Berger Schatz. Read more of his statement at the Berger Schatz website.
It's funny how the reviewer engages in the same slipshod reporting she accuses the director of Divorce Corp engaging in. How about some detail on the results of her internet searches that revealed "public documents that suggest, at worst, that at least one of his featured victims is a long-term con artist". Is it too much ask for the writer to display some basis behind her blanket statement "that the stories behind the sad situations unveiled here are more complicated" than the director let on. Seriously, if the reviewer was reviewing her own review, she'd have panned it more harshly than she did "Divorce Corp." But, even if Divorce Corp is flawed at least it brings light to the relatively unknown (unless you're in the divorce/custody vortex--which I'm not) world of family court. This review sheds no light.
This film ignored the 58,000 children and their protective mothers. These children are placed into the custody of an abusive father and sometimes with dire consequences. The producer played up the false allegations portion, however, which is almost the entire reason these children and their abused mothers are ignored every day in family court. Bogus, non scientific theories are bantered around, children are being killed every day!!! We must protect these women and children and if you follow the examples in this film, more women will die! More children will die! Do we want to kill off our children?
No wonder she wrote the way she wrote...she has the countenance of a typical social worker in the family court system (one of its most child-abusing, corrupt coduits)...look at her....
Daphne's an idiot...at best, we can say that she's simply ignorant of how evil, awful and abusive of children that they system is. Her flippant attitude toward children victims of family court shows that she, again, detached from reality or she's either a man hating radical feminist (and feminists don't like this movie because reform would mean that fathers will get more rights and women get less child support/alimony).
Knapp, Fangmeyer law firm practices in same deceitful manner; law and custody is a game; designing situations to create conflict - presented false affidavits, made up documents, false sealed document, false allegations of abuse - using children as a pawn; misrepresenting facts to lower and appellate court for the "win." Knapp is a professor at William Mitchell College of Law: Fangmeyer is past president of NEBAR this is what they call integrity and professional standards.
pacourtwatch is right on. I am a retired paralegal, and due to the fact that the office in which I worked was primarily family law, i am now involved in a movement to reform the courts in the same county. I witnessed judicial bias, attorneys completely lacking in ethics lying in court, and one party getting away with thumbing his/her nose at the legal system, and the spouse getting yelled at in court for "not trying hard enough" to do the impossible, usually something to make up for the mess the first one had caused. I am so glad I am not experiencing the excruciating frustration of sitting in court for the sole purpose of taking notes because I was not allowed to speak, and watching one miscarriage of justice after another.
Divorce Corp is the legal industry's worst nightmare. .. finally the organized crime syndicate that run our courts are exposed. Acculturated members of the bar associations work together to extort assets from all who are forced by biased judges to pay them for help. Everyone is effected by this and these criminals have collapsed our economy.
@neenna68 You do know that mothers are far and away the most likely person to abuse a child, right?
@groberts3 Village Voice, this is what these people look like. When you anger them, they resort to foul language. Can you imagine their spouse or child and what happened behind closed doors? The thought scares me tremendously :-(
@groberts3 chalk it up as the only review that is biased an naive just like the courts
@groberts3 Village Voice, this is what these people look like. When you anger them, they resort to foul language. Can you imagine their spouse or child and what happened behind closed doors? The thought scares me :-(
@neenna68 @groberts3 Only one of the posters used profanity. There are many others criticizing the article using civil language. Please do not distort the facts. There are bad people on both sides. Don't use the acts of 1 or a few bad apples to justify hurting the masses.
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