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Marriage Counseling

April 2017

Divorce Tips: Will You Get Divorced In 2017?

Having counseled thousands of patients who are experiencing marital discord, there is one feeling that many couples express when they come for treatment.

When I ask them if they both they feel unappreciated by their spouse, lover or significant other, both members of the dyad usually respond with a resounding yes and with a vigorous nod of their heads.

This is a clear sign that your relationship is in distress.

If you and your partner are feeling unloved […]

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 […]

Divorce Statistics: Should You Get Married Again ? Maybe Not.

According to the US Census Bureau, the divorce rate goes up when people marry for a second or third time.

  • 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce.
  • 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce.
  • 73 percent of third marriages end in divorce.

Interestingly, some years ago, I counseled a couple who had married and remarried each other, (the same person), a total of seven or eight times.  This, as you might expect, is very […]

August 2016

Professional Athletes And Divorce

Over the years, I have counseled a number of athletes who have decided to terminate their marriages.
Several years ago, I was consulted in a divorce matter involving two professional basketball players who had married one another and had several children together.
In this instance, the wife was willing to settle the matter for what seemed to be reasonable terms, according to her lawyer.
The husband, on the other hand, was transforming the divorce process into a contest […]

Divorce Tips: How To Add Thousands Of Dollars To Your Legal Fees

Legal fees in a high net worth divorce or in any divorce can become very expensive.

Many attorneys in metropolitan areas charge more than four or five hundred dollars per hour for their services.

If you are loaded with anger, seeking revenge and trying to get back at your spouse, your divorce will become quite expensive from a financial standpoint and an emotional standpoint.

In short, the angrier you are the more expensive the process will become.

Conversely, if […]

June 2016

Twenty Reasons People Seek Marriage Counseling And/Or Legal Advice

Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., LMFT
Psychotherapist, Author, Founder
HighNetWorthDivorces.com, StayInTheZone.com

Several years ago, a journalist asked me for my thoughts on the main reasons couples seek out marriage counseling and/or legal advice.

Here are the most common concerns which clients have presented to me during my more than twenty five years in practice.

It should be noted that many couples who seek out therapists and lawyers are struggling with multiple issues simultaneously.

  1.  Communication Problems
  2.  Infidelity
  3.  Sexual Problems
  4.  Substance Abuse
  5.  Alcohol Abuse
  6. […]

February 2016

Divorce Tips: 20 Good Reasons To Get A Divorce

There are some really good reasons for getting a divorce that you may not have thought about. What are they?

January 2016

Considering A Divorce? Who Should You Call First?

Besides Reaching Out To The Best Lawyer You Can Find

You May Need To Have Contact With The Following People

During The Course Of Your High Net Worth Divorce


A high net worth divorce can impact many aspects of your life.
It is important to take care of yourself and all your needs as you travel down what can be a bumpy road with a lot of questions, conflict and stressors.
It is a good idea to […]

Considering A Divorce? What Do Wealthy People Fight About?

What do wealthy people fight about in divorce?