Divorce Corp. Details the Injustices of Family Court

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What if you had to pay for justice? What if you couldn't afford it? Would you be left with lawlessness, clutched in the grip of oppression? The makers of the independent documentary film Divorce Corp. seem to think so, as they charge the family court system with being "a dark corner of the judicial system where fiefdoms and tyrants still thrive..."

First-time writer and director Joseph Sorge experienced the complexities of the family law system -- observing the injustices practiced in the family courts. Through his research he discovered that divorce affects nearly 50 percent of American households and 41 percent of first-time marriages end in divorce.

In his film, Sorge provides a reminder of the chaos that comes with divorce. Here at SF Weekly we remember the broken system when it comes to abusive parents who are awarded custody of their children because of flawed methods of investigating accusations of abuse. And this docu-drama shines a light on how family court uses children as leverage for profit and how the system has become a $50 billion-a-year industry.

Celebrity Dr. Drew Pinsky narrates the film as it tours the family court system with interviews with divorce attorneys, divorce mediators, judges and litigants. The film was initially released in select theaters across the U.S. on January 10, and is currently available for special screenings, and will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in February. The book, by the same title, is available for purchase now.

Check out the trailer and tell us what you think.

There is one thing I think we can all agree on after watching the trailer: Divorce is ugly.

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tenacity1
tenacity1

"Abusers" don't get custody, unless they are women. Nationally upwards of 96% of women get primary custody, no matter what behaviors, abuse, drugs, etc. 

It is a feminist myth that "abusive" men get custody. Men of any kind rarely get custody, only if the mother is a train wreck, the children are old enough to testify, and they beg, the father is a saint, etc. 


Additionally, women are rarely if ever incarcerated for not paying child support. I have a male friend with primary custody, he gets $150 a month, sporadically. The judge won't do anything. If a man was paying that (never happen) he would be in prison. 


Don't feed the feminist lies, see the movie, it has some truth to it, the racket of feminism is starting to show it's true colors, and it never has been about equality.

Susan Barrett
Susan Barrett

What if you were a disgruntled litigant and made a totally biased, misleading movie??

Rockmedia
Rockmedia

Too many factual examples.  No one calls litigants "Disgruntled" anymore.  That said, the movie eliminated the solution to DV and unsubstantiated allegations. Filmed, but edited out.  

ch15614
ch15614

I have not seen the movie, but I have been witnessing gross abuses against men by these family courts for years.  No wonder men do not want to get married any more.

Rockmedia
Rockmedia

@ch15614 

Nothing like hearing from someone who hasn't seen the movie on a column about a movie review.

Rockmedia
Rockmedia

@tenacity1 see the "fathers rights" section or the Kids Killed section of Familylawcourts.com.  78% of the time in LA, killer is dad or mom's new boyfriend.  www.familylawcourts.com

ch15614
ch15614

@Rockmedia @ch15614 I could care less whether you were in the movie. I know exactly what I am talking about, and there are millions of men out there who have experienced what I am talking about first hand.  They don't need a movie to know the facts and a movie won't change the facts, even if you were in it.  Your definition of gender bashing is illogical.  The fact that men are getting screwed by divorce laws does not have anything to do with gender bashing.  I guess I could reverse it and call you a gender basher for all your "facts" about murder rates and salaries.  

Rockmedia
Rockmedia

@ch15614@Rockmedia

Nice try, but I was in the movie, provided some of the research (some of which wasn't used.)  and people to interview.  So nice try, but what's clear to me, is You have no clue as to what you are talking about.  My suggestion is to find someone who can't identify you as a gender basher to talk to. Someone who won't peg you for not knowing what you're talking about.  Your odds for success might improve.Toodles.

ch15614
ch15614

@Rockmedia It's not gender bashing to point out that men get screwed by divorce laws. That's just a fact and that is the main point whether this movie conveys that or not.  I don't think salaries or the murder rates justify divorce law abuses, but nice try (Almost as nice as playing the gender bashing card). 

ch15614
ch15614

@Rockmedia @ch15614 I just watched the trailer above and my initial comment above is accurate.  As I also noted, the article says the same thing that we all know.  Too many folks out there have been screwed by divorce laws and divorce courts.  I am glad that they made a movie about it.  Maybe people will fight to change the laws.

ch15614
ch15614

@Rockmedia I just watched the movie trailer above.  My initial comment is accurate.  Really, I don't care what is in the movie.  I know first hand from friends, clients, etc. that the family courts are crooked.  Government divorce laws have caused this mess.

Rockmedia
Rockmedia

@ch15614@Rockmedia

The article is very clear.  The movie didn't gender bash as you have.  Neither did the movie.  So you missed the point. This is why mens groups (Men who make a dollar for every .70 cents women make) have difficultly gaining traction.  Also, the murder rate.  More men kill men, women, and their kids than women.  The problem for SF is getting the police to actually make a report.

http://www.familylawcourts.com/domestic_violence_stats.html

ch15614
ch15614

@Rockmedia @ch15614 I read the article above about the movie, so my comments are based off the article.  The article is pretty clear, so unless it misrepresented the movie, I think what I wrote is a solid comment. 

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