[Divorce] – Top Three Lesson from the “Marriage Story” Movie: Lawyer’s Perspective

[Divorce] – Top Three Lesson from the “Marriage Story” Movie: Lawyer’s Perspective

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In our second of the two articles on Lessons From the “Marriage Story” Movie, we talk about the top three lessons lawyers may learn from the film by looking at three very distinct types of divorce lawyers.

1. Keep Your Personal Prejudices and Professional Advice Separate

Nicole’s divorce lawyer, Nora (Laura Dern’s character), is a walking case of a friendly yet aggressive family lawyer who sometimes forgets her job as a lawyer. Rather, she presented herself more like a personal therapist to her client. Nora’s emotional attachment to the case and inappropriate aggressiveness provided much comedic relief but also brought about some resonances to reality. As demonstrated by Nora, bringing in many of her own personal prejudices to the table when advising and negotiating – though perhaps subconsciously.

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