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April 2018

The Second Opinion: It Is Very Important In Medicine And In Family Law

Insurance companies and patients frequently seek out second opinions where medical cases are concerned.

A second opinion has great value and importance in the field of medicine.

Similarly, a second opinion can play an important role in the field of family law.

Professionals from the field of and medicine and law can have a profound impact on a person’s well being.

Consequently, choosing the wrong attorney, like choosing the wrong doctor, can have disastrous and serious consequences.

Conversely, connecting with […]

March 2018

Divorce Tips: One Thing To Do Before You File For Divorce

Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

Founder, HighNetWorthDivorces.com


       As on family attorney remarked, “Divorce can be very painful emotionally and financially. Give the idea serious thought before you move ahead with your plan to end your marriage.”

Seeing a therapist prior to filing for a divorce seems like a no-brainer.

First, it is a lot less expensive than starting a divorce action.

Second, in a matter of a […]

October 2017

Divorce Tips: How To Have A Painless Divorce

By Jay P. Granat, Ph.D.


During my years in practice, I have helped hundreds of people to cope with the divorce process.

Some time ago, I was counseling a woman who had decided to end her marriage after having six therapy sessions with me.

Her husband was a successful entrepreneur in his own lucrative business. He was a bit of a bully and my client was quite scared of his temper and his controlling nature.

He had […]

Divorce Tips: How To Heal From A Divorce In One Therapy Session



Jay P. Granat, Ph.D.

    Over the years, I have counseled thousands of patients who are considering a divorce, in the midst of a divorce or trying to recover from the dissolution of their marriage.

Healing does take time and people going through this process are apt to experience a range of emotions including sadness, guilt, anger, resentment, anxiety, frustration and depression.

The good news is that therapy can expedite the healing process […]

August 2017

Addiction And Divorce In America

Addictions Will Increase The Divorce Rate And

The Number Of Divorces In America

        Statistics completed from a study at the University Of California and Chapman University and from other studies indicate that couples who struggle with alcohol or drug use are more likely to divorce than couples who do not struggle with alcohol or substance abuse.

While the amount of marriages taking place is about the same among non-users and […]

March 2017

January 2017

Considering Divorce? Do You Need A Lawyer Who Is An Expert In High Net Worth Divorces?

When people think of high net worth divorces, they sometimes conjure up images of athletes and celebrities who are ending their marriages and are having their break up covered in great detail by the media and the tabloids.

However, small business owners, executives, doctors, lawyers, accountants and hedge fund managers may also need the services of a law firm with expertise in handling cases where significant assets are involved.

“In my marriage counseling practice, I have guided […]

October 2016

How Many Divorces Are There In America?

Most people know that the divorce rate in the United States has been at approximately 50 percent.

However, there are some other ways to think about divorce that may surprise you:

According to the US Census Bureau:

In America, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds.

That’s nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week and 876,000 divorces a year.

The average length of a marriage that ends in divorce is eight years.

People wait an average of three […]

Divorce Statistics: Do Couples Really Stay Together For The Children?

Many years ago, a couple in their eighties came to see me for marriage counseling. I asked them when their problem started and they said sixty years ago.

I asked them why they stayed together.  They remarked, “for the children.”  Their children were now in their sixties.

According to the US Census Bureau, the divorce rate among couples with children is 40 percent lower than couples without children.

So, many people do remain in marriages, some of them […]