Divorce Expo Helps People with Stress and Depression
Brandon, FL (Law Firm Newswire) October 31, 2012 - A gathering put on by a group called Split Partners, which provides support for people going through divorce, recently highlighted strategies to help those struggling with the process.
“Divorce, while never a completely pleasant process, doesn’t have to be a source of extreme stress and personal anguish,” said Brandon divorce lawyer O. Reginald Osenton.
The emphasis society has placed on marriage, says the Split Partners founders, has led to great difficulty for some individuals following a divorce. Divorce can lead to a decline in personal income, as sharing living expenses and investments can help couples solidify their finances.
There are at least two major contributors to stress and sadness during a divorce: the obvious emotional loss, and the change in personal finances. The exposition covered these topics as well as a number of other matters related to divorce, including single parenting.
There are a number of issues to watch for when facing a divorce, including extreme sadness which may develop into low grade or clinical depression, substance abuse such as binge drinking, and other behaviors that can be destructive or harmful. Recent research has found that women tend to drink more alcohol while married, while men tend to drink more after they have divorced.
One of the main objectives of Split Partners, according to organizers, is to bring together people to share their experiences of divorce, single parenting and other ex-married challenges. Sharing information and personal stories, they have found, tend to make people feel that that what they are experiencing is a normal, though unwanted, life transition. This approach helps process the divorce as a change rather than as the result of something they have failed. Decades ago, when divorce was heavily stigmatized, far more couples stayed in marriages that were unhappy.
Part of having a successful marriage transition, includes working with a competent Brandon divorce attorney, one who has assisted numerous individuals through the divorce process. A competent divorce lawyer can help mediate the division of physical assets, plan for child custody arrangements, work out alimony calculations, and help divvy up a financial estate. During a contentious divorce, a divorce attorney will work to protect his client’s rights and ensure that the proceedings are fair.
Osenton Law Office, PA
500 Lithia Pinecrest Road
Brandon, Florida 33511
Call: (813) 654-5777
- Despite decline, Tampa leads big cities in foreclosures
A recent report on national foreclosure statistics paints an improving, but still unfortunate, picture for Tampa, Florida, homeowners. First, the good news. The Tampa-St. Petersburg metropolitan area has seen a 23 percent decline in home foreclosures in the past year — one of the largest decreases among large U.S. cities. Now, the bad news. Despite […]
- Woman’s handwritten note insufficient to revoke will
The heirs of a deceased New York woman received an object lesson in the importance of taking proper, legally enforceable action when altering a will. Some years before Patricia Powers died, she apparently wished to revoke her existing will entirely, and attempted to do so by writing a note to that effect on the will’s […]
- Chapter 13 can help those saddled with student loan debt
A recent story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette highlights an increasingly common strategy for dealing with unmanageable student loan debt: Chapter 13 bankruptcy. If you have student loans, you may already be aware that those debts cannot be discharged under Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation except in very limited cases. Under Chapter 13 reorganization, however, debtors agree […]
See other news sources publishing this article. BETA | Tags: brandon custody attorney, brandon custody lawyer, brandon divorce attorney, brandon divorce lawyer, brandon family law attorney, brandon family lawyer, brandon lawyers, tampa custody attorney, tampa divorce lawyer, tampa family lawyer