Family Law: Human Nature


All sorts of families face legal issues around divorce, custody, reproductive technology, same-sex marriage and unions. In her new book Keeping It Civil: The Case of the Pre-nup and the Porsche & Other True Accounts from the Files of a Family Lawyer, Margaret Klaw considers these very personal, and sometimes provocative, matters through the lens of an attorney who practices law with compassion.

Dr. Dan Gottlieb talks to Klaw and family therapist Michele Southworth about what they and their clients encounter when social issues play out in mediation and in court.

Margaret “Margy” Klaw is a founding partner of Berner Klaw & Watson in Philadelphia. She blogs for the Huffington Post and

Michele Southworth is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed attorney. She specializes in working with motivated, thoughtful people who feel stuck in some important aspect of their lives and are ready to move forward in a way that is true to who they are and to the values that matter to them.

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