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    March 25, 2014
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    Married coupleNot long ago, the belief was that couples who lived together before marriage were more likely to get divorced. Turns out, exactly the opposite is true, and living together before getting hitched could potentially make your relationship last longer.

    Research published in the Population Research and Policy Review journal states that couples who live together for at least four years prior to tying the knot are 56 percent more likely to stay together for longer than 12 years. The study included people who were getting married for the first and second time.

    Age also plays a part. While women who are 18 when they live with someone for the first time are 22 percent more likely to stay in a relationship for at least 12 years compared to women who do not live with someone before marrying, this probability increases to 52 percent for women in their mid-twenties and 68 percent for women in their 30s. The older you get the wiser you are? The more tolerant you are? The better you know what you want? Maybe. Turns out women who are getting married for a second time – presumably having a better idea of what kind of relationship and person will make them happy – and live with their spouse first are 148 percent more likely to stay in a long-term relationship.

    Making Marriage Work

    Ultimately, even though the previously held idea that living together before marrying is a relationship killer has been debunked, cohabitation in any form isn’t absolutely necessary for long-term success in a marriage. Living together may simply remove the pressure of wondering “where the relationship is going” because a major commitment has already been made.

    Cohabiting may also help solidify a person’s desire to be married to the other person, giving them insight into their partner’s habits and lifestyle – which you can never truly know until you live under the same roof. While infidelity, addiction, and other major causes of divorce are common, simply living life differently than your spouse and realizing that you have much less in common than you thought can easily lead to the dissolution of a marriage.

    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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