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By 08.11.14
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Did you know that Reddit has an entire Subreddit devoted to soliciting the legal advice of strangers off of the internet? It’s true! But seeing that most lawyers probably have better things to do than dole out free advice, I wouldn’t necessarily trust any legal advice given by the people of Reddit. This guy did, and now he regrets it — but, not so much that he wasn’t willing to give it another go. That’s the spirit!

In a now edited/removed post titled “I’m in some deep sh*t in a divorce,” a user who goes by antons_key describes how he followed advice that was apparently a plot on The Sopranos (I’ve never seen, so sure, why not) to try screw his wife out of a lawyer, and now he’s the one who’s screwed. It probably also wasn’t a great idea to basically confess on the internet, but what can he say — he’s on a roll!

A while back I asked for advice on a good divorce attorney in another sub. Someone said:

“You don’t have to hire the best or most expensive attorney. You need to consult with the top family attorneys in town. The lawyer cannot represent your ex to be if you’ve discussed your marriage with them. It’s a conflict of interest. Read up on it, there are a few tricks you can pull to help even the playing field”

Based on the advice I got I spent the next few weeks talking with like 30 divorce attorneys in town, so that my wife and her dad would not be able to hire one. I never hired an attorney myself because I could not afford one but my wife found one anyway.

Apparently they found out what I did, probably because it was so hard for her to get an attorney, and today I just got hit with a motion for attorneys fees saying that what I did was abuse of process, an attempt to deprive and interfere with justice, bad faith, and a bunch of other stuff. And that I have to pay part of her attorney fees because I made it more expensive for her.

Is there something I can do to stop this? This is in Utah.

I hope he wasn’t too attached to all of his life’s possessions or anything, because he should probably get used to the idea of not having any of them right about now.

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(Via Deadspin)


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