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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.

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