Synopses & Reviews
Half of all marriages end in divorce...but not because men are from Mars and women are from Venus, say many of America's top divorce attorneys. It is because husbands and wives move to different planets after wedding vows are exchanged. The solution to the divorce crisis is not simply to communicate more, but to change the specific conduct that repeatedly causes divorce.
The Divorce Lawyers' Guide to Staying Married provides concrete advice on how to prevent divorce from the real experts on the subject: divorce lawyers. Based on in-depth interviews with 100 of America's leading divorce attorneys, The Divorce Lawyers' Guide to Staying Married explains why divorce occurs and what can be done to immunize today's marriages from the ever-growing divorce epidemic.
"Jaffe identifies the keys as sex; unrealistic expectations; money; communication; control; mental challenges and physical addictions; spouse clones, steps and the ex; growing apart; and lack of commitment. Each of these items is discussed clearly and includes helpful anecdotes." Dennis Lythgoe, Deseret News
Many of the attorneys interviewed count among their clients some of America's most famous names. The impressive list includes, among others: Eleanor Breitel Alter (who represented Mia Farrow in her divorce from Woody Allen) Irwin Buter (repped Viacom's Les Moonves), Bruce Clemens (Brad Pitt), Robert Nachshin (Barry Bonds, author Terry McMillan), Sorrell Trope (Nicolas Cage, Rosanne Barr) and Dennis Wasser (Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin).
This book provides concrete advice on how to prevent divorce from the real experts on the subject: divorce lawyers. Based on in-depth interviews wih 100 of America's leading divorce attorneys, it explains what can be done to immunize today's marriages from the ever-growing divorce epidemic.
About the Author
Wendy Jaffe, Esq. graduated from UCLA in 1983, and the McGeorge School of Law in 1986. She has practiced entertainment and family law, written articles for the Los Angeles Times, and has co-written many articles on cutting edge family law issues for both the American Bar Association and the California Bar Association. She is the daughter of prominent Beverly Hills lawyer Daniel J. Jaffe, recently described by Forbes magazine as "the hottest divorce attorney in Los Angeles." In the 1990s, Jaffe created and marketed a successful and highly publicized novelty item, geared toward enhancing passion between couples. She resides in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and two children.