Wealthy couples are spending up to $20,000 a day on private judges to get divorces ASAP

Article taken from Businessinsider

Wealthy couples are sparing no expense to get the pandemic divorce of their dreams.

They’ve increasingly been hiring private judges to settle, reported Courtney Rubin for The New York Times. In a time when divorces are on the uptick, she wrote, having a personal judge can enable clients to control their schedule and skip the backlog of cases facing public judges.

Divorce lawyers told Rubin these judges can cost anywhere from $800 an hour to $20,000 a day.

As Elizabeth Lindsey, a divorce lawyer in Atlanta and president of the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers, said, “You’re paying for white-glove service.”

Jennifer Monroe

Legal Assistant – Real Estate

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