So it really is easy to see why a guy like Frank McCourt looks so uptight all the time.  And, why the Dodgers are seemingly always in last place.  You see it’s all about the big dollar sign.  And Frank’s dollar sign, one must remember, is bigger than most.

In fact, according to the Los Angeles Times, Frank and Jamie McCourt’s divorce could cost the ex couple upwards of $35 million.  Imagine that for a second.  Spending nearly $40 million to get rid of someone you had once wed, had children with, and then promised to be with for the rest of your life.

Now if you haven’t experienced a divorce like this one, it’s okay because apparently in California no one ever has.  This divorce is bigger than most.  It involves more than most.  So it’s safe to say that not just any man’s wife can be expected to spend the $11.2 million Jamie has handed out to her lawyers.  And hubby probably won’t have to reach as deeply into his pocket as Frank did for the cool $9.4 million he has dished out to his attorneys.  And to make the figure even cozier, they’re both projected to spend another $7 million…

Each!

Yikes!

That’s more than the McCourt’s pay any of their players.  The Dodgers’ largest contract among current players is $33 million.  And that’s for washed up pitcher Ted Lilly.  Jeez.  So, when you add it all up, it appears the real winners in all this divorce stuff might actually be the lawyers.  I think we should all forget about being major league ballplayers for a second, and consider raising our kids to be divorce lawyers.  Jeesh.  I wish my parents had raised me to be a – oh, wait a minute, that’s right, they did.

I am a divorce lawyer.  But the truth is, and you’ve got to trust me on this – after all I am a lawyer – not all divorces pay like this one has.  Not all divorce cases that come through the front door add up to the “costliest split in state history.”  The McCourt’s divorce, of course, is unique.

For instance, Frank and Jamie have settled as many issues in their divorce since filing for it 21 months ago as I have.  Zero.  Nada.  Zilch, nil.

But if there’s going to be any consolation for any of us – the fans – it might come in knowing that the Dodgers are on the verge of posting a second consecutive losing season for the first time in 24 years.  They’re also about to sell fewer than 3 million tickets in a full season for the first time in 19 years.

So the McCourts might as well continue getting their hits in court.  Because they sure aren’t getting them on the field.

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