On this incredibly scientific list of lawyer-movie scenes, we have an array of legal issues, but family law is the most common. Divorce is apparently funnier than murder in the movies.
But for those of you keeping score, we’ve got:
- Divorce / Family Law (4)
- Murder (2)
- First Amendment (1)
- Contract Negotiation (1)
- Criminal Law Maybe? (1)
- “Fraud, inciting to riot, and using the word ‘thighs’ in mixed company” (1)
Divorce is tough. People can get very passionate. Thankfully, having Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as your mediators (do they charge the parties for both mediators? It seems a bit unnecessary) makes the process less stressful. When they are not crashing weddings (and potentially causing some future divorces), they help couples navigate divorce pragmatically.
Putting a positive spin on infidelity and urging the parties to move on with their lives, they do their jobs well.
How often do we see divorce mediators in movies? This might be a first.