Perjury, greed, and professional jealousy is the toxic mix which contributes to bringing down law firms. The most recent involving Anthony Pellicano who was involved in the divorce, custody, and child support of billionaire Kirk Kerkorian.
And it was greed that made attorney Steven Simkin want a "Do Over" in his 2006 divorce settlement.
Less known however, is the state agents who want a share of the power...or who are too lazy to do their job. Perjury finds it's way into their reports. The San Diego Grand Jury report of 1992 wrote to then Senate President John Burton to remove immunity from state and county personnel.
Immunity removes motivation to do a good job.
The letter was ignored.
The courrts routinely compel so-called Mental Health experts to weigh in – at significant cost. Or that ultimately, these so-called experts, control the case.
And sometimes these professionals lie. Not about the case, (although there is that) but about their conflict-of-interest.
Such as cases involving some Custody Evaluators.
Then, there's the con artists. While Ron Lais was incarcerated, Familylawcourts.com heard from no fewer than 19 of his other victims.
All claims after sending Lais at least five thousand dollars, they never heard from him again.