Movie “Divorce Corp.” Reflections

And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 

And he cried and said, “Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.”

But Abraham said, “Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.”

-Luke 16:23-25 KJV (quotation marks added)

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Last night, Mrs. DM and I watched a documentary entitled “Divorce Corp.” on Netflix that exposed the family court system in the United States. The documentary’s material kept us up later than usual due to how discouraging, angering, and saddening it was. The corruption, exploitation, and abuses of power are so gross that it is hard to believe this is happening in modernity.

One thinks you are watching a documentary about bribery, extortion, and corruption in a third world country. It certainly does not seem possible this could be happening in the United States’ legal system.

But it is.

And it is downright evil.*

Here’s a trailer to this documentary:

Here’s another clip from the movie:

Here’s another clip:

And here is another:

And one final one:

What is disgusting in this is how judges, attorneys, and custody evaluators enrich themselves and stroke their egos at the expense of the children and vulnerable parents in these situations.

As the documentary points out, no recourse is left for the exploited and victimized. It is a system that is run by the rich and corrupt. And they protect their own even when they are egregiously wrong.

In my pastoral opinion, an especially hot place in Hell is reserved for people who willingly exploit their positions of authority–not to mete out justice and protect the innocent but–to extort people at the cost of the vulnerable and their children. It is absolutely sickening that this is happening.

These individuals may become rich. They may be allowed to get away with such gross injustice in this life. However, they best not become too smug.

A reckoning is coming.

They are trading temporary riches and comfort in this world–like the Rich Man in Luke 16–for torment in the eternal next. Jesus is clear that justice will reign one day or another.

These family court judges and attorneys may be powerful now…

But they are not God.

That job title is already taken.

It is best for their souls they realize that now and act accordingly before it is too late.

* I highly encourage other pastors, chaplains, and church leaders to watch this documentary. This is an “excellent” example of institutional evil where the problem is a whole system that Satan is using to destroy families and communities dealing out gross injustice and destruction.

Any true follower of Christ ought to be concerned about such evil operating freely in his world. This is what the Kingdom of Darkness looks like in action! Remember: Those who are aligned with Christ are aligned with His mission: “But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil.” (I John 3:8b, NLT)



7 thoughts on “Movie “Divorce Corp.” Reflections”

  1. DM

    THANK YOU! I have not seen this movie yet but the trailers had my jaw dropping.

    (This past summer my increasing awareness has focused upon the urgent need for legal advocacy by family law practitioners for an under-served and misunderstood population – of individuals – trying to separate or divorce narcissists or sociopaths. (not kidding, This seems clearly outside, “Normal law.”)

    And no one is addressing these issues. (that I see in my community) Fact is simplistically but here goes……also no one I’ve ever met…. likes to talk about the word “Divorce,” or their personal experience of “Divorce.” Except maybe the odd, “It was really bad.” I can’t image the private hell behind the legal doors of such collusion, power and corruption. How many of the legal profession are themselves narcissists and sociopaths I wonder? Sorry to any honest lawyers of integrity but I have always wondered…….its that absolute power corrupts comes to mind. And.

    I have always believed law follows the money.

    This movie you have shared apparently will validate my personal observations.

    Thank you dear DM

  2. Wow! This looks interesting! I watched a few clips and heard some really uninformed comments about divorce. For instance, one man said he didn’t know how two people could be in love one day and turn around and hate the person the next day. When you are betrayed it can happen that fast. When you suddenly realize the person you married really is not the person you thought they were and they pretended to be, you can quickly realize they should not be in your life and you can suddenly put up many boundaries that may look like hate to some people but it is really self protection. I think too many lawyers and judges think they are dealing with normal people in family court but I think most of the time one spouse has mental illness of some kind.

    DM- I’m trying to decide if I should watch this or not. I’m in the middle of litigation and it has been horrible. My stbxh is completely unreasonable and is racking up our lawyer fees. I have found money talks in court and I have also found bullies get their way. I’m not impressed. Do you think this would be beneficial for someone to watch who is in the middle of litigation?

    1. BHB,

      I might hold off from seeing it. Might be “too close to home” right now considering your current situation. It is good for people to watch it on the outside to become aware that these things are happening.


        1. Dearest BrokenHearted Believer,

          Have you checked out the resources at ‘High Conflict Institute’? Mr. William ‘Bill’ Eddy is both a therapist/counselor & a lawyer who specializes in Family Law / high conflict divorces, in other words, divorces from narcissists & bullies.

          He has produced resources that are used in Family Courts as well as several books.

          Please, check it out! NOW! Since you are going through h___ right now, you especially need these resources.

          Forge on, my Dear….

          1. Thank you ForgeOn! I remember reading a little of that but I will check it out again. I have had a victory in all this. Our child custody evaluator saw through my stbx immediately and said he was an abuser and recommended I get primary custody. Everyone told me this would never happen and it did. God is good! Thanks again! I have some reading to do.

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