Similar to the squares of a chess board, a divorce proceeding has different positions, powers, and players. Imagine like this:
The Kings: The divorcing Husband and Wife, whom the other pieces try to protect.
The Queens: Chief Counsel/Trial Counsel – attorneys for each spouse.
The Bishops: The Judge who hears the case.
The Rooks: Experts who help prepare supporting documentation information (accountants, economists, actuaries, appraisers).
The Knights: The attorney for the children, appointed by the courts, court appointed psychologists in contested cases
The Pawns: THE CHILDREN.
Ultimate excellence lies,
Not in winning
But in defeating the enemy
Without every fighting.
The highest form of warfare
Is to attack
The strategy itself.
APA (6th ed.)
Sun-tzu, ., & Griffith, S. B. (1964). The art of war. Oxford: Clarendon Press.