The probate and family courts of Massachusetts recently released data of different types of filings from 2005 to 2009.
Several interesting numbers:
Divorce filings in 2005 – 47,130
Divorce filings in 2009 – 53,097
Paternity filings in 2005 – 36,583
Paternity filings in 2009 – 49,754
We - that is lawyers and judges - are trained to think of the case before us and not how that case, that client fits within the overall system. The more I write here and the conversations I get into because of this blog, the more I think we should.