Inspired by his own divorce, filmmaker Joseph Sorge has made a documentary which is theaters right now. The documentary, titled "Divorce Corp," illustrates how damaging the family court proceedings can be.
The film weaves together interviews with leading divorce lawyers, judges, litigants, politicians and journalists to spotlight a family court structure that does not assist families and children to move forward as it's meant to do, but rather prolongs the cases, sparking a multitude of consequences. The film's narrator is television's Dr. Drew Pinsky.
According to reports, "Divorce Corp" utilizes a recent proceeding in Indiana to illustrate its case. A father, angered by a judge's administration of his divorce, blogged about what was going on and described the judge in a negative light. The state authorities believed that the father's ongoing written critique of the judge was moving into the area of criminal behavior - not free speech. He was later convicted of attempted obstruction of justice and perjury, and intimidation of judge. He was recently released after serving two-and-half-years in jail.
Even though the film looks at a lot of the negatives, Sorge and his contingent of professionals believe that there are ways that the system can turn itself around. He recommends that the U.S. look to the Scandinavian example of custody and divorce. In their country, the culpability is on the parents to mediate and resolve divorce issues with minimum legal interference or prolonged litigation.
Many individuals in Ohio need to understand their rights and responsibilities during a divorce. There are circumstances where legal advice can be crucial to fighting for what you believe is right, including child custody and assets. Family court does not need to become a battleground, but you should know what to expect before the paperwork for your divorce is even filed.
Source: foxnews.com, "Documentary ‘Divorce Corp’ exposes corruption in family courts" Hollie McKay, Jan. 09, 2014