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    Man and woman watching movie on tvA recent study claims that newlywed couples who watch rom-coms together are at a decreased risk for divorce. While this study might carry enough weight to help a woman convince her husband to have a “chick flick” movie marathon or watch The Bachelor every Monday night, there was one glaring oddity in the methodology: the movies shown to the participants.

    What movies do you think of when you hear the term “romantic comedy”? We’re not talking Sleepless in Seattle, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Say Anything, or any ‘90s movie starring Hugh Grant. This study instructed participants to watch five of what they classified as romantic movies: Love Story, Husbands and Wives, Anna Karenina, Indecent Proposal, and The Out of Towners.

    Love Story? Bring a box of tissues. Anna Karenina? Bring a pillow. Regardless of our objection to the classification of these movies as romantic comedies, the point of the research is that at the end of the three-year study, 13.3 percent of the couples who watched the flicks had separated, 13.4 percent in counseling groups had separated, and 24.4 percent who received no counseling at all had separated.

    Are movies as effective as marital counseling? Maybe, given these percentages. Watching the movies and discussing marital problems afterward seemed to be as helpful in keeping couples together as more structured, intensive counseling programs.

    According to the lead author of the study, “The results suggest that husbands and wives have a pretty good sense of what they might be doing right and wrong in their relationships. Thus, you might not need to teach them a whole lot of skills to cut the divorce rate. You might just need to get them to think about how they are currently behaving. And for five movies to give us a benefit over three years – that is awesome.”

    Let’s just hope the next study doesn’t include a viewing of The Break-Up or analysis of celebrity divorces.

    In all seriousness, divorce is a very real thing. If you’re in the process of searching for a divorce attorney, contact Femminineo Attorneys in Mt. Clemens, MI, to schedule your no-cost initial interview.

    What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

    Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

    Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

    We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

    Expert Staff

    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

    Personal Service

    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

    We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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