In Down Economy, Some Firms See Uptick in Family Law

July 8, 2010 – In The News
The Legal Intelligencer

As the economy took a turn for the worst, law firms saw an upswing in family law work. Many attorneys said it made sense because when the economy goes south, so do personal relationships.

David Rasner said that in his line of work, money is the glue that holds marriages together in the good times; however, when the money is not there in the bad times, this causes problems within the relationship. Rasner noted the addition of family law attorney Leslee Silverman Tabas who has also seen an uptick in divorce-related litigation.

Rasner noted that the tough economy has hindered the process of finalizing divorces because valuation of assets is more difficult, making amicable solutions hard to find.