The Book. Table Of Contents.

DIVORCE CORP.

By
Joseph Sorge, with James Scurlock

Foreword – by Dr. Drew

Preface

Prologue: Five Perspectives

  • The Whistleblower
  • The Insider
  • The Bereft
  • The Peacemaker
  • The House of Frankenstein

Part I: Birth of an Industry

Chapter 1: The Legal Landscape
  • Cost/Benefit
  • Blank Checks
  • Zealous Advocacy – To a Fault
  • Immunity
  • The Rise of the Pro Pers
  • Off the Record
Chapter 2: Patriarchy
  • A Brief History of Divorce (and Monogamy)
  • The Celebrity Divorce
  • Wrestling The Hulk
  • The Era of Entitlement
Chapter 3: Alimony Without End
  • One Way Costs
  • The Justification
  • The Gender Enigma
  • The Puppeteer
  • Investing in Divorce
  • Smoke and Mirrors—Massachusetts
  • The Second Wives’ Club
  • Heads They Win, Tails You Lose
  • Through the Looking Glass
Chapter 4: Children
  • The Custodial Parent
  • Children for Money
  • Child Support

Part II: Follow The Money

Chapter 5: Checks Without Balances
  • Guardian Bagmen
  • Friends of the Court
Chapter 6: Utopia
  • A Different Kind of Woman
  • A Postage Stamp
  • Little Bags of Love
Chapter 7: The Best Interests of the Child
  • The Gadfly
  • He (or She) Who Casts the First Accusation Wins
  • Winners & Losers
  • Deadbeat Moms & Athletes
Chapter 8: Courts of Equity
  • The Do-Over
  • Challenging Bias
  • The Palace of Perjury
  • Juries and Other Safeguards
  • A Modest Prescription
Chapter 9: Who Me? Biased?
  • The Brain Vault
  • Relationships with Lawyers
  • Extracurricular Activities
  • The Second System
  • Immunity for Judges
Chapter 10: Enemies of the State
  • A Slap on the (Judge’s) Wrist
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Carrots and Sticks
  • The Eat Their Own Too
Chapter 11: Parental Disparagement
  • Parental Alienation
  • The Rehabilitative Psychologist

Part III: Unintended Consequences

Chapter 12: Domestic Violence
  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling
  • Tilted Scales
  • Double Standard
Chapter 13: Cracks in the Pillars
  • A Grandmother’s Fight
  • The Audit
  • The Exile
Chapter 14: The Swamp
  • The Ecosystem
  • Drowning the Middle Class
  • Give Us More Money
  • More Money, More Problems
  • With a Little Help From Their Friends
Chapter 15: Solutions
  • The Support Group
  • Collaborative Law
  • The Good Divorce
  • Eliminate the Blame
  • Meaningful Reform
  • Rebuttal to the Rebuttal
Acknowledgments