EP 179 - How to Stay in Love

From the Show: Dr. Taz Show
Summary: Couples who want to stay together in a lasting relationship need to be honest—with themselves and one another.
Air Date: 5/12/20
Duration: 29:32
Host: Dr. Taz
Guest Bio: James J. Sexton, PC
Since the day he was "sworn in" as an attorney in Brooklyn, New York in 2001, James J. Sexton’s skills as a trial lawyer and courtroom advocate have rapidly thrust him into the forefront of the New York State family landscape.

Described by some as a "compassionate and dedicated advocate" and others as a "courtroom gunslinger" or "the sociopath you want on your side," Sexton has captured the attention of the New York legal community and the results he obtains for his clients, in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, speak for themselves.

Sexton has intentionally focused his practice on divorce and family law since his graduation Fordham Law School. In addition to his Juris Doctorate (Law Degree) he has a Master of Arts degree from New York University where he focused his graduate studies on persuasive speech and propaganda. After nearly two decades of refining his skills as a trial lawyer in the Courtrooms of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Rockland, Westchester and Orange Counties, Sexton's legal skills and confidence in the courtroom earned him his place in the top 1% of family law attorneys practicing in New York. In 2018, upon the release of his first book, Sexton added #1 bestselling author, television personality and sought-after public speaker to his resume: his penchant for verbal gymnastics and no-holds-barred approach to argument thrusting him into the national spotlight.

Known for his intensity, focus and discipline, Sexton wakes up at 4:00 am every day (including weekends) to meditate, drink pu-ehr tea, work out and immediately begin executing his next "moves" in the never ending chess match of family law. An admitted "computer geek" since the 1980's Sexton keeps his practice on the cutting edge of technology at all times: using the latest cross platform applications to facilitate his "lightning fast" response time without sacrificing his OCD enforced attention to detail. Sexton serves a diverse but select roster of clients that includes everything from "Fortune 500" CEO's, world renowned surgeons, entertainment personalities and high end financial professionals to law enforcement, teachers and stay-at-home moms. Relentless in and out of the courtroom, Sexton ensures that each and every case he agrees to take on is given the personalized attention it deserves.

A longtime advocate for marriage equality and LGBTQ+ individuals and families, Sexton has served for nearly twenty years as a Consulting Attorney for Lambda Legal and a popular speaker at the annual "Lavender Law" Conference (the largest national symposium for LGBT legal issues).

Sexton resides in Manhattan (Chelsea) where, in his very limited free time, he enjoys reading, hot yoga, tactical firearms and, his favorite passion: training and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a active member of the Marcelo Garcia Academy (NYC).
  • Book Title: How to Stay in Love
  • Guest Twitter Account: @nycdivorcelaw
EP 179 - How to Stay in Love
Relationships don’t self-destruct overnight.

They fall apart the same way people gain weight: slowly and often imperceptibly until one day the couple wakes up, looks at one another, and realizes they are somewhere they don’t want to be. 

Couples who want to stay together in a lasting relationship need to be honest—with themselves and one another. Dishonesty is an express route to divorce and breakup. Those who don’t share what’s really going on in their minds and hearts with their partners are the ones who end up in a divorce lawyer’s office.

James J. Sexton, PC, author of the book, How to Stay in Love, joins Dr. Taz to discuss why so many relationships and marriages fail, what couples can do to ensure their relationship endures, and pretty much anything couples need to know from a seasoned divorce lawyer who has seen it all.