Definition: descriptive words about a spouse used by a client, painting a very unflattering picture of the other, but conveying little useful information.
Clients in divorce cases use a lot of adjectives to describe their spouses. For example:
- “She is a calculating, vicious person.”
- “He is cheaper than dirt.”
- “My ex is paranoid and controlling.”
Adjectives can speak volumes about how a client perceives the other party. But they are actually pretty hollow words. They don’t provide the information needed to advance a client’s cause. Family law professionals need to understand, objectively, the root problems that are to be solved. [Read more…] about David’s Divorce Dictionary: Adjectives