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Divorce-Proof your Relationship!



Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Traditionally couples by the millions get engaged on this day. Being in the field of family law as a divorce attorney and psychologically-trained medical professional for more than thirty-five years, I expect that fifty percent of those Valentine’s Day engagements will end in divorce—which is sad and unfortunate.

There has to be a better way to ensure that all of the love and affection showered on February 14 lasts a lifetime. In fact there are several issues I see as a common thread that can unfortunately lead to divorce. Here are four tips to help you divorce-proof your relationship from the beginning so that the shine of your new engagement ring doesn’t blind you to some of the very important basics of a long and successful marriage.

1.)Discuss Finances

2.)Be Aware of Abusive Qualities

3.)Get a Prenuptial Agreement

4.)See a Therapist

Within the scope of a relationship, respectful communication is key—honesty with yourself and your future spouse, along with personality traits. Communication helps ensure that you don’t marry the wrong person and that you stay married to the right person. If you have any questions about preparing for your marriage, and how prenuptial agreements can help, please feel free to call me at 212.734.1551