An explosion of new lawsuits against attorneys who specialize in helping people file for divorce has become a virtual goldmine.
With more than 100 lawsuits filed in recent years, lawyers have come under fire for a variety of alleged abuses, including “possession of a firearm” in the case of an attorney who allegedly killed his estranged wife, “possessing stolen property” in another case, and “obstructing” a judge in another.
Some of the lawyers who were targeted are facing criminal charges.
One of the attorneys in the recent death of his estranged spouse is now facing murder charges, according to a court filing.
But many of the suits filed against attorneys are for violations of civil rights and the Constitution, such as wrongful imprisonment and sexual assault.
Some lawyers, like the attorney who recently filed a lawsuit against her estranged husband, are accused of harassment.
Many of the lawsuits also target judges, who are charged with the duty to enforce the Constitution’s due process protections.
Lawyers for the victims of alleged mistreatment say they are under attack.
One attorney told the New York Times that she was threatened with jail time by a judge who was not pleased that she filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a former boyfriend.
A New York divorce attorney told me that he has been threatened with felony assault charges in recent months for representing a client accused of killing his wife.
“I’m not going to fight back, but I will say I don’t take that kind of thing lying down,” he said.
And, in a case that is not even close to over, a judge is facing criminal contempt charges for allowing his client to keep the family dog for fear of furthering a criminal case.
In a case filed in New Jersey this month, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the attorney violated the separation agreement by allowing his ex-wife’s dog to be kept in the house with the other dogs.
This is the second such case in the last month.
The New Jersey case has now been transferred to the state Supreme Court, where a new judge is currently reviewing it.
As for the lawsuits filed against former spouses, many have been filed against people with mental illness.
This person, who did not want to be named, said that some people with severe mental illness, such with schizophrenia, can have a “disorderly temper” and can be violent.
In the wake of the shootings at the Pulse nightclub, many people have expressed fear that mental illness could be a factor in the attack, as well as in the violence.
And while there is a long history of violent mental illness in the U.S., there are very few cases of mental illness being used to justify violence, according a recent report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
In an effort to prevent more lawsuits, several state attorneys general are pushing to expand the definition of mental disorders to include conditions that are “significantly more severe than those identified by the DSM-5.”
The American Bar Association recently released a new guideline that expands the definition to include severe mental health issues, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and substance abuse.
The group argues that the new definition would not only make it easier for mental health professionals to recognize and treat these mental health problems, but also make it more likely that a judge will exercise the proper degree of due process.
It is unclear if the new law will pass, but the issue is likely to intensify after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, which claimed the lives of 14 people and injured 19 others.