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Why Couples Should Prepare for Divorce Before the Wedding

Articles & Interviews | Oct 8, 2019 | Ekaterina Klimentova

Partner Ekaterina Klimentova’s article for MarketWatch is a “must read” for engaged couples.

MarketWatchIf there is statistically a 50% chance of something happening to you, you might decide to prepare for such an event, just in case. Divorce falls into this category. Planning for divorce and taking steps to reduce one of its major causes is something every engaged and newly married couple should earnestly do to cover all the bases.

Ekaterina Klimentova


Ekaterina is a Partner in the New York office. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, providing a wide range of professional services including tax planning, consulting and compliance, as well as accounting and family office services. Ekaterina is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and works with matrimonial attorneys, providing them with various divorce financial consulting services such as asset tracing, lifestyle analysis and forensic accounting. She has testified as an expert witness and has been appointed as a neutral expert by the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Prior to joining Cerity Partners, Ekaterina was an Associate Managing Director at Lebenthal Family Office LLC, where she served a diverse group of high-net-worth clients. Before Lebenthal Family Office, she was a Tax and Family Office Manager at Executive Monetary Management Inc., a division of Neuberger Berman LLC. Ekaterina started her professional career at Ernst & Young LLP.

Ekaterina is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Ekaterina earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting (magna cum laude) from Marymount Manhattan College. She also holds a degree in Romance and Germanic Philology (M.A. equivalent) from Kiev State University.