A divorce in Australia, reports the ABA Journal, has been going on for five years and cost over 36 million dollars in legal fees. The husband has been charged $26 million and the wife has paid $10.5 million so far.
The wife is complaining about her latest bill of $4.3 million and has hired new lawyers to sue her old lawyers. She says it is unfair and unreasonable although she admits her divorce is extremely complex and she seeks a multi-million dollar settlement.
The law firm denies her allegations and says she wanted to “maximise the chance of a successful outcome” of her divorce. She was therefore charged for “the level of legal resources needed to conduct the matter thoroughly”.