Celebrity attorney helping regular families with divorce



ATLANTA - When you say those "I do's," the last thing you're thinking about is divorce. But it happens. In case it does, a local celebrity divorce attorney has written a book that will let you know what to expect and hopefully make the process a lot less painful.

"It's explained in a very simple way. Not a lot of legalistic terms," Attorney Randy Kessler told Channel 2's Tom Jones.

Kessler has spent the last 15 years writing a book he hopes will help you navigate through the end of your nuptials.

He said most people have no idea what to expect when they're planning to file for divorce.

"When you're deciding, 'Do I want to get away from him?' you have to know what that means. And this starts to help you understand what that means," Kessler said.

Kessler has served as counsel for some of Atlanta's biggest celebrities, representing the spouses of  Usher and Evander Holyfield, to representing Ne Ne Leakes. He's made appearances on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

Kessler said while some think divorce is a bad word, he begs to differ.

"Divorce is the fix. It's the breakup of the relationship that's the bad thing," Kessler told Jones.

Kessler recalled a client who took his divorce to trial and wore a tuxedo every day.

"On the last day of the trial the judge just had to ask, 'Sir, I got to ask, why are you wearing a Tuxedo? He said, 'You know, I got married in it. Might as well get divorced in it,'" Kessler said.

The name of the book is "Divorce: Protect  Yourself, Your Kids and Your Future." Kessler said it's 120 pages of information that may help you save some cash.

"How are you going to survive? What do you need to live on? How much time should you each spend with the children?" Kessler said are some of the topics his book touches on.

Kessler hopes that after reading his book anyone planning to go through a divorce won't feel so lost.

He offers this tip to save money: Negotiate the terms of the divorce with your soon-to-be former spouse and avoid going to court.

Also, he said, lose the anger.

"Because the way things get expensive and complicated is people act on anger," Kessler said.

You can find Kessler's book on Amazon.com.

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