Who better to describe the pitfalls of relationships and married life than a divorce lawyer?
William Hood, from Mobberly in Cheshire and a divorce lawyer of 45 years, felt compelled to share his experiences and has done just that in his book “A Divorce Lawyer’s Guide to Marriage”.
Though he was suffering from lung cancer which, ultimately, claimed his life, William penned his book during treatment and, using real-life cases from his career, he has left a welcome legacy.
Early reviews of the family law guide are favourable, citing it as “compelling” and a “welcome alternative to the type of self-help type books one often sees”.
While his wife and close family knew about his aspirations to be a writer, most of his family and friends were not aware that he had been writing the book and it was with great pleasure and pride that his wife Sheila announced at William’s funeral that the book would be published.
Sheila told the Knutsford Guardian that the publication of the book came at a good time for the family as it gave them all something positive to focus on after William’s death.
She added, “It’s full of valuable wisdom but William hardly believed it was good enough to publish. He sent it off half-heartedly but the first publisher took it on.
“He’s written about what he knows and he’s gone through it – he’s been married and divorced and has children.
“He hated ignorance and was a great fighter for women’s rights, but he was also known for being very fair so a lot of men went to him as well.”
“A Divorce Lawyer’s Guide to Marriage” by William Hood is available to buy now, published by the Book Guild Ltd.