How To Divorce A Nut Job

By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida

She’s nuts! He’s nuts!  I hear the cries all day long in my office.  There is an expression among lawyers that says: Criminal lawyers see bad people at their best, and divorce lawyers see good people at their worst. 

Divorce brings out the spouse you never knew or can’t recognize.  It transforms people into something they are not, don’t like, can’t deal with.

A husband/breadwinner becomes an over night pauper.  A wife becomes an over night bitch.  That is why divorcing people run to hire counsel.  It is much easier to say talk to my lawyer, than it is to talk to one another.

In some cases, a spouse can be really seriously mentally ill, from having bi polar disease, to paranoia  to really being dangerous to him/herself or others needing to be Baker Acted.  Suicide threats are no joke.  You can kid around and say your divorcing spouse is a nut job, but if it is really true in the clinical sense, then get that person professional help immediately.  That does not mean you have to stay in the marriage, though.  And if there are guns in the home, get rid of them. If you are thinking about divorcing in Palm Beach County, Florida, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561-835-9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at


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