Two people can perceive a given event differently. If your perception of it doesn't line up with mine, whose perception of that event is true? Now, we're not talking about people who are clinically mentally compromised. Those individuals need medical and psychological treatment, not legal counsel.


Dan: If you're insinuating that this is some kind of plot, I didn't learn about Epstein credits until long after the separation.
Betty: Wasn't your first lawyer, Doug Layton, an expert in Epsteins?
Judge: Mrs. Broderick, you don't understand the point.
Betty: I don't think I do.
Judge: Mr. Broderick either paid your expenses or he didn't. You're looking for skeletons where there are none.

Betty: Did the end of our marriage have anything to do with Linda Kulkena.
Dan: Linda Kulkena had nothing to do with the end of our marriage.

Betty: What was the moment this divorce really started.
Dan: April 12, 1969.
Judge: And what's the relevance of that date, for the record?
Dan: That was the date we got married, your honor.

Your case, your divorce, might be the worst one I've seen in this county.


Dan: All of my wealth, really, is in my law practice. I've had it evaluted, and if the court agrees, I intend to offer Betts half that value
Attorney: Would you sat that once you achieved success, Mrs. Broderick was happy?
Dan: The more money I made, the more she spent. But, no, she was never satisfied. If it was expensive, she needed it.
Attorney: How would you describe the support that Mrs. Broderick provided you when you began your legal career.
Dan: Non-existent.

The only thing an attorney ever did for me was lose. I can do that for free.

Attorney: How would you describe Mrs. Broderick's itemized expenses that she's using as the basis for her support allocation.
Dan: Outrageous.
Attorney: Would you characterize Mrs. Broderick as driven by greed?
Dan: Yes, and frankly, I'm going to have to tighten my expenses very soon. Not just with a daughter going to college, but I am getting remarried and starting a new family. I anticipate there will be expenses in connection with that.

Betty: So if I had taken them on a ski trip like always, they'd never understand.
Karen: Understand what?
Betty: What he's done to us.

That answering machine is my therapy, my primal scream.

Dan: Christmas is always such a big production for her. The red velvet placemats, the candy apples, the goddamned sequined lightbulbs. She feels most alive in December. I tried to be nice. I tried to give her the kids to share it all with, but she slammed the door in my face. What do you say to that?
Linda: I feel sad for her. She tried to ruin our holiday. Nothing could ruin it.
Dan: That's right.
Linda: She just doesn't get that yet. But she will.

And I just want to smash things. If you've never smashed things before, when you finally do, it feels great.