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Your Divorce Advisor

Your Divorce Advisor: A Lawyer and Psychologist Guide You Through the Legal and Emotional Landscape of Divorce

By Diana Mercer, Esq., and Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., M.S.L. Available February 2001 from Fireside Trade Paperbacks, an imprint of Simon and Schuster.

A lawyer and psychologist offer a groundbreaking strategy for divorce that protects both your finances and your family.

From your first thought of divorce through the final paperwork, Your Divorce Advisor takes you step by step toward a divorce that dissolves the marriage but not your dignity, your sense of family, or your financial security. Whether you hire a lawyer, a mediator, or do it yourself, this practical, direct and empowering guide offers you the wise counsel you need for both the legal and emotional process of ending your marriage.

Your Divorce Advisor shows you how to:

  • Keep a healthy perspective that leads to a successful legal strategy and recognize when emotions threaten your case
  • Protect your assets without destroying your family
  • Use win/win divorce negotiations to avoid trial and reach an optimal settlement


  • Detailed coverage of all your legal options and guidance through every legal step, including anticipating the emotional repercussions of your decisions
  • More information on custody than any other divorce book including age-appropriate custody schedules
  • An extensive resource list of useful books, websites, phone numbers and addresses, including contact information for asset searches, tax questions and credit reports
  • A sample divorce agreement explained one paragraph at a time
Your Divorce Advisor helps you set yourself and your family on a positive course towards a new life.

Diana Mercer, J.D., is a divorce mediator in Santa Monica, California ( and a partner in the law firm of Noyes & Mercer, P.C. (, located in New Haven, Connecticut, which specializes exclusively in family law. Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., M.S.L., is a research scientist at the Yale School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and the Yale Child Study Center.