Thread at Happy Bachelors Forum
I do not like lawyers. I went to law school. I think lawyers are a significant part of the problem with America.
The system is what the system is. A legal proceeding is a game. There are winners, there are losers, and sometimes it is a draw.
Not only is it a game, but it is a serious game with real consequences that affect lives for years.
Going into court without a lawyer is only guaranteeing you will lose. Period. The judge is not there to enforce fairness. The judge only rules on rules and evidence. If the other side plays better, you lose. If you enter the game without a team, i.e., represent yourself, you will most assuredly lose. It is the stark reality of it.
I have a very bright friend. He did not commit the crime. He was certain he could represent himself and when he was on the witness stand he was convinced he could foil the opposing attorney and prove to the jury that he was innocent.
1) He didn't do the crime.
2) He was quick on his feet and a good talker.
The verdict: He got 11 and 2/3 years.
The guilty person, who had a lawyer, got probation.
Law is a game for keeps. If the person does not mind the possibility of losing everything, then sure, they can represent themselves. A lawyer is someone who is used to thinking legally WHILE playing the game. Amateurs can't do that.
So where am I going with this?
The fact that marriage will more than likely end in divorce in America, and divorce requires lawyers, implies that by getting married, you are supporting lawyers who continue to proliferate the game of law to your demise as a man.
No marriage => no divorce => no lawyers => no game.
I'd say you win.