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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, September 30, 2013

Divorce Lawyer's New Book

From the New York Times blog:

Divorce is becoming “crazier,” according to the Los Angeles lawyer Laura Wasser, though that could have something to do with the clients she has represented, including Kim Kardashian, Maria Shriver and Ashton Kutcher. Men have a reputation for being scoundrels, but Wasser said she increasingly sees women behaving badly. “Wives end up cheating with the math tutor or the swim coach, then snapping, ‘You deserve it! You neglected me!’”

Her new book, "It Doesn't Have to Be That Way" (out Oct. 1 from St. Martin’s Press; $25.99), is meant as a corrective. In it, she offers tips for divorcing like adults, along with a smorgasbord of juicy divorce stories (no names, naturally). Wasser, who has been in the business for 20 years, was once married herself and admits that she’s a sucker for a good wedding. Here, she offers 10 rules for how to get divorced in a civilized manner.

Read more here.


Hat Tip: Naomi Cahn

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Here in Tulsa County, Oklahoma my family law practice has been flourishing for four+ years. During that time, it seems that divorces have grown more chaotic: more allegations of cheating, abusing, drugging, and alcoholing than three or four years ago.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyer Matt Ingham | Sep 30, 2013 1:46:01 PM

How interesting! Thanks so much for sharing this. I have been trying to find a good personal injury lawyer in Dallas, TX... Where should I go for that?

Posted by: Hilary | Sep 30, 2013 1:54:32 PM

Except, I note, Ms. Wasser was admitted to practice in December 1994...

Posted by: R Gould-Saltman | Oct 1, 2013 5:26:00 PM

I'm sure that would be an interesting read. It sounds like she has handled some high-profile divorce cases.

Posted by: Destin, FL Divorce Lawyer | Nov 19, 2013 5:28:25 PM

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