Michele has gone through a complicated divorce herself.
During her case, many financial issues such as undisclosed out-of-state business, hidden assets, and “forgotten” accounts surfaced too late for her to benefit from these marital assets. There were many ploys engaged in during the proceedings. Some examples were stall tactics and an effort to temporarily reduce his income to distract. This forced her to deplete any savings she had. Her case took SIX years to finalize. After this long process, the judge only awarded her 18% of her marital assets! Much of this was due to the overwhelming number of issues encountered, including missed assets during the proceeding and a financial analysis was not completed prior to trial. The ex was granted 82% of the marital assets. Her divorce attorney’s ability to protect her was limited. The judge did not consider what was discovered right before trial and failed to look at the short- and long-term effect of her order while only looking at the dollar amount.