Divorce Malpractice

 There is such thing as Divorce Malpractice

There is such a thing as divorce malpractice and instances where evaluation by a 'standard of care' expert witness is called upon to set the record straight.

In my legal practice, I have represented over 1,000 individuals who have hired me to manage their divorce and family law matters. There is no question that divorce has become an increasingly specialized and complex legal arena in which legitimate malpractice occurs.

Based on my knowledge and experience, I have testified as an expert witness or 'standard of care witness' in significant malpractice actions involving negligent divorce attorneys in Florida. Unfortunately, these circumstances are not uncommon.

Legitimate Divorce Malpractice

You may have a cause of action if you were legitimately misrepresented in your divorce by an attorney who lacks experience, education, knowledge or certification in divorce or family law.

In the divorce malpractice lawsuits that go to trial, the courts listen to the expert opinion of a standard of care witness (such as myself). Other economic or medical professionals are also asked to evaluate and confirm negligence, proving that you have been unfairly or economically harmed by your divorce attorney's lack of experience or education. These matters can include the following disputes: 

  • You were awarded insufficient alimony due to your divorce attorney's miscalculations, misinformation or negligence due to lack of experience or education in marital and family law

  • You have been adversely affacted by improper child support calculations

  • You have been adversely affected by unfair or improper time-share schedules

  • You were not re-embursed or compensated for 'family gifts or loans' transacted during your marriage

  • You have been adversely affected by improper pension calculations.

  • You have been hit with unexpected tax consequences due to hidden funds or miscalculation of income, or improper business valuations or pensions.

Contact me at my office for case review or the need for the testimoney of a 'standard of care' expert witness.

Douglas Kneller (386) 257-4699


what i’ve learned so far

  • Many times, the more you know, the less you know.

  • To forgive yourself is to forgive somebody else.

  • It will be what it is and it is what it is; nothing more, nothing less.

  • All children turn 18.

  • You cannot predict the future, so do not try.

  • Your problems are not as big as you think they are.

  • Good health is all that really matters.

  • Everything will work out. It always does.

  • Often your case or future is pre-determined or in the stars (but you must still work as hard and as diligently as you can.)

  • Material items will not bring you happiness.

  • There is somebody out there you can find to grow old with who will appreciate you.

  • If you wish for it, you will not find it VERSUS if you do not look for it but follow your passions, then what you seek will find you.


Strange fact

Interesting thing about emotional bonds that don’t work out: you start out as strangers and you end up being strangers.