LOVE AND THE LAW by Gail Koff

LOVE AND THE LAW

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It is understandable that Koff, founding partner of Jacoby & Meyers, the law finn with 150 offices, should write this ersatz legal guide--which will be featured in Jacoby & Meyers' new TV advertising campaign, starting on Valentine's Day--is little more than a long promotional piece for Koff's firm. The book is composed of 120 chapters, each broken up into anecdotes of a page or two, about legal issues involving human relationships: marriage, divorce, living together, palimony, children, etc. Virtually every situation concerns someone who came to Jacoby & Meyers for help. There is no clear theme; the solutions to the problems are usually fashioned by a court in the interests of justice and fairness or by the parties themselves in the interests of cutting their losses, and there is little insight provided by the author, who does scarcely more than relate cases from her firm's files. Koff does, occasionally, throw in some details of how she handled her own love problems, including her antenuptial agreement. Readers will also learn that, by cofounding Jacoby & Meyers, Koff "was able to create the perfect balance of trying to remain self-sufficient while at the same time helping to make fundamental changes in the system." Popular-magazine fare, at best.

ISBN: 671-64608-7
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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