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Old 10-08-2019, 04:36 PM
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Default What did you do to celebrate? (once you stopped the bleeding)

I just finished paying off my last legal bill (ooff).

My lawyer is now on a limited scope retainer- and doesn't require an actual retainer.

Bleeding (re: legal cost) is officially done.

(for now)

Did you guys celebrate?

Anyone buy something frivolous?
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:43 PM
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I need a house or just a place to live for me and D3. And all the other fun stuff of raising a kid.

For now- I celebrated by taking my immediate family out for a nice brunch as a thank you. And D(almost)3 is getting some pretty amazing birthday presents in a couple of weeks. But that's it.
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Old 10-08-2019, 05:44 PM
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My husband bought our house (which was his for a few years before I moved in) with his equalization after his legal bill (hello 15 grand).

He has regular celebrations when he goes out and buys something for himself like a cd or a book or an item he collects. His ex gave him grief whenever he bought HIMSELF something so its a small victory (that I completely respect) every time he does it. If I could just get him to stop feeling guilty whenever he buys himself new clothes it would be a victory of my own!!

I wouldnít necessarily do a one time celebration. Enjoy the little daily things you can do without answering to anyone!
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I stopped eating dinner in my bathtub and starting going to some sex clubs, to watch freaky people getting it on.

Like rockscan said, every day is a celebration.

...but yeah, I did buy myself a very fancy meal at the fraction of a cost of time with a lawyer. I enjoyed the meal much more than hanging out with my lawyer.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:45 PM
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I stopped eating dinner in my bathtub and starting going to some sex clubs, to watch freaky people getting it on.
that reference is....weird.

Since my lawyer isn't getting my money anymore- I decided I like him so much that I'm sending my best friend's $$$$$$$$$$$$ his way (the # of '$' is to indicate how much her file might be worth. It's insane).

I really need to change my practice.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:44 PM
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Back when my parents split I wanted to be a family lawyer. Then I worked with lawyers and realized I wasnít interested.

As nickel and dimey as they are, I would not want to deal with this shit. Itís enough for us having to read the garbage and do the math. My husbands lawyer just sits and laughs when he reads the correspondence from the ex and now her lawyer. I would go crazy. And that says a lot since I deal with difficult people all day.
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I wrote a fiction novel. Have an agent interested. Canít wait for it to be published. Sure the ex is going to sue me over it even though I have changed the names to protect the guilty. Itís a sick and twisted romantic thriller involving time travel. Gave me a lot of satisfaction doling out karma justice to the characters in my book. Had a blast writing it.
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I wrote a fiction novel. Have an agent interested. Canít wait for it to be published. Sure the ex is going to sue me over it even though I have changed the names to protect the guilty. Itís a sick and twisted romantic thriller involving time travel. Gave me a lot of satisfaction doling out karma justice to the characters in my book. Had a blast writing it.


That is really cool. Would your kids know about it? Itís the one thing that stops me from being more open about what I went through. I worry about my daughter ever coming across it.


I joke with my friends that Iím going to do a dark comedy podcast about divorcing a nut job. How to choose a lawyer. Why you should not try to date, etc...basically

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Back when my parents split I wanted to be a family lawyer. Then I worked with lawyers and realized I wasnít interested.

As nickel and dimey as they are, I would not want to deal with this shit. Itís enough for us having to read the garbage and do the math. My husbands lawyer just sits and laughs when he reads the correspondence from the ex and now her lawyer. I would go crazy. And that says a lot since I deal with difficult people all day.

Family law and employment law are the biggest mental mind game practices in law.

I think I would like it. I donít mind the hard stuff. The problem would be your clients. I canít imagine any other clients that want to pay you less.
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