When I was a young lawyer, I did child abuse cases. I represented children who had been abused or neglected. In one of those cases, I represented two children. The mostly absent father came to my office and made threats to almost everyone he encountered there. I was gone, so I missed the drama. One of the lawyers present practiced family law. He confronted the father and told him he needed to leave. That same lawyer was involved in many difficult divorces. He shared with me several stories of spouses following him or thereatening him. He said he once pulled up to a traffic light in his car. He glanced to his right to see a husband in a car pulled up next to him pointing a pistol at him.
In Georgia, a husband apparently objected to how the lawyer representing his wife conducted himself. Within hours of the divorce becoming final, the man went to the lawyer’s office, shot him and then shot himself. See CBS news report.
The lawyer, Antonio Benjamin Mari, was said to have told colleagues he thought the ex-husband might try to harm him. The lawyer business can be very dangerous.