Jesse and Sandi Jackson Lawyer Up for Divorce
Just revealed is the pending divorce of Jesse and Sandi Jackson. See Sneed’s article in the Sun-Times.
According to the Clerk of the Court’s Electronic Database, Sandi has hired Schiller. Jesse has hired Berger Schatz.
I have mentioned these firms before. [See my prior posts here and here, ] I know them well: I have been using Berger Schatz for the last 13 years in my divorce related litigation. My X’s latest firm is Schiller DuCanto [he has used three or four other firms…I have lost count].
Both firms are very good. Some say that they are the best in Chicago, Illinois and the Midwest! Of course, you may not be surprised if I say that I am not fond of Schiller DuCanto. At times the attorney representing my X has said nasty things directly to me, making it personal. But I realize that those methods are part of the process. Wealthy spouses use financial and psychological warfare to terrorize the dependent spouse. Forcing them to want to give up and accept a settlement much less than they deserve under the law. It does not happen in all divorces. Only ones where the moneyed spouse orders a scorched earth approach.
I have been using Berger Schatz longer than most marriages are [13 years vs 7 years of an average marriage]. Leon Finkel and Peter Sullivan have been great advocates in this long process. Myra Foutris was added to help with the Illinois Supreme Court briefs.
I hope that Jesse and Sandi will be reasonable and get on with their lives. Litigation is very expensive! I had no choice but to litigate as the X refused to negotiate in good faith. I would have settled a dozen times or more but the X [and his firm] have never made an offer that was even remotely reasonable.
My case is pending before the Illinois Supreme Court at this point. I will share some war stories at a future time.
You may also be interested in reading two of my prior posts:
A post about divorcing a Narcissist
When support payments do not come on time: what is his latest excuse?
Between posts, I tweet: @DivorceChicagoS
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