The Gordian Knot
I know some lawyers who are great at memorizing and reciting the law. They can write compelling and persuasive letters and pleadings.
But there is something missing in their approach to the case. It is dry, mechanical, rote and by the book. It lacks juice or passion. It fails to deliver a resolution. The case is prolonged.
When Alexander the Great entered Gordium in the forth century B.C., he came upon a chariot tied with an intricate knot. An oracle predicted that whoever was able to undo the knot would become king of Asia. Alexander drew his sword and cut the knot in two.
There are some divorce cases that beg for a creative solution.