Based on over 100 lawyer-client conferences this book charts the complicated and shifting relationships between lawyers and clients as they work out the strategy and tactics of divorce. As observers, Felstiner and Sarat were present when lawyers and clients confronted the full range of issues that occur during a divorce. This book examines the relationship between lawyer and client, the nature of the marriage and why marriages fail, the nature of the legal process, and the best way to resolve divorce.
Readership: Lawyers, law professors, and sociologists.
Austin Sarat, Williams Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science; Director of the Alexander Meiklejohn Institute for Legal Studies, Amherst College, and William L. F. Felstiner, Professor, Law and Society, University of California, Santa Barbara