Same Sex Couples Less Likely to Get Divorced Than Straight Couples
Half Full Magazine, January 23, 2015, Jacqueline Newmans
In a recent Washington Post article, it was stated same-sex couples are less likely to divorce that straight couples. New York City divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman weighs in with Half Full on the topic.
Jacqueline, thank you for speaking with Half Full. Why do you think same-sex marriages will have less divorce rates?
In my experience doing same sex prenuptial agreements, many of the couples have been together for a long time and are marrying now that they are able to. Couples that already have learned each other’s annoying habits and decided that they can live with them, have a better chance of staying together long term. You also eliminate the possibility of a shot-gun wedding, which do not always result in people getting married because they want to marry, but because they feel they have to.
Jacqueline Newman joined Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP in 1998 and is now the managing partner of the firm. Ms. Newman’s practice consists of litigation, collaborative law and mediation. She specializes in complex high net worth matrimonial cases and also in negotiating prenuptial agreements. Read more about Jacqueline Newman.