I wanted to file for divorce, and Marlea Jarrette was highly recommended to me by a business associate. Marlea didn't do anything special for me at all. At the end of the day, when all was said and done, I was in a much worse financial boat. I think it's important to remember that no matter what the outcome is for the client, the lawyer will always get paid, whether they help you or not. Don't be fooled just because a lawyer happens to work for a fancy Santa Barbara firm.