The State Bar Association of North Dakota Summer 2014 Gavel Magazine - Page 29

presumption for shared time. Ironically, one of the aims of the supporters of the SPI is to target people like me. They often describe family law attorneys as part of the “divorce industry” or “Big Divorce.” These SPI supporters (one of whom approached me on a street corner with a petition) see attorneys as vultures, looking to make a buck off the misery of others. If that were the case, I’d promote this initiative from the highest mountain. If there was ever a certainty, it’s that the SPI will lead to more litigation, more costs, and more fees for the lawyers. It will promote continual litigation and a “take no prisoners” approach. All the while, the only casualties will be those t