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Divorce Experts Say That Two Huge Reasons for Divorce Are Money and Kids

Good Housekeeping Logo By Beth Kaufman of Good Housekeeping | Slide 1 of 18: Obviously, nobody wants to think about divorce when they’re getting married. The good news is: The divorce rate is going down, and there’s a good shot your marriage will make it. But, the reality is, there are never any guarantees in life — and, as with all things, it never hurts to be prepared.  Divorce lawyers, mediators, and financial planners get a front-row seat to all sorts of situations — from easy-to-navigate, amicable separations to crazy contentious splits. So it's safe to assume they've learned a few things that can help couples, no matter what stage of the relationship they’re in. And, truth be told, they have some advice that everyone should hear before they tie the knot that might save a lot of strife in the long run.  From relationship red-flags to common points of contention between couples, here’s what divorce experts wish everyone knew before they entered into a contract of marriage. Bottom line: Know who you’re marrying, get on the same page about your goals for the future, and make a few smart financial moves so you’re covered in the event that things go bad. (And maybe prenup just in case?) If you’ve truly found “the one,” your relationship is definitely strong enough to withstand these truths.

Things Divorce Experts Wish You Knew Before You Got Married

Obviously, nobody wants to think about divorce when they’re getting married. The good news is: The divorce rate is going down, and there’s a good shot your marriage will make it. But, the reality is, there are never any guarantees in life — and, as with all things, it never hurts to be prepared.

Divorce lawyers, mediators, and financial planners get a front-row seat to all sorts of situations — from easy-to-navigate, amicable separations to crazy contentious splits. So it's safe to assume they've learned a few things that can help couples, no matter what stage of the relationship they’re in. And, truth be told, they have some advice that everyone should hear before they tie the knot that might save a lot of strife in the long run.

From relationship red-flags to common points of contention between couples, here’s what divorce experts wish everyone knew before they entered into a contract of marriage. Bottom line: Know who you’re marrying, get on the same page about your goals for the future, and make a few smart financial moves so you’re covered in the event that things go bad. (And maybe prenup just in case?) If you’ve truly found “the one,” your relationship is definitely strong enough to withstand these truths.

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