Somewhere along the way I picked up this bit of wisdom: Be careful when you go to rural jurisdictions. Farmers learn early on that if there's something wrong with one of the cows you separate and you kill it. It's not that they hate Bessie or think she deserves to be killed, it's that the herd will be better off. They will apply this same philosophy to your client.
From a post on The Irish Trojan's blog dated 8/05/2005 01:18:00 AM EST, here are the comments which are arguing over this same sort of treatment for people (I'd cite the exact post except I can't get that to work).