Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

19 Nov 2001, 8:12 a.m.

Oh, pooh, divorce lawyers are suffering since September 11th. …

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Oh, pooh, divorce lawyers are suffering since September 11th.

With all the magnanimity in the air, divorce lawyers are seeing an unmistakable drop in business. Christian Scranton, owner of Divorce Legal Services in Marin County, took a 50 percent hit in September, costing him an estimated $50,000.

"It was looking to be a stellar month, September and October are usually outstanding months," says Scranton. "Then boom. As soon as that thing happened, calls came to a screeching halt. A lot of people who were on the verge of divorce are re-evaluating their lives and trying genuinely to work on their marriages."

I can just imagine those divorce lawyers shaking their fists and muttering, Blast!