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Family Law Solicitor asks - is divorce causing men health problems?

By Principal Lawyer, Family Law

It has been reported in the Daily Mail that according to researchers, Divorce is causing real health problems for men.

A case study has called for health professionals to recognise Divorce related health problems in men and refer more male Divorcees to therapists, as a result of the damaging effects relationship breakdown can have both mentally and physically.

There is a general conception that men are tough, less emotional than women and thus able to cope with negative life events, such as Divorce better than women. However, it seems that this conception is misconstrued and many men suffer from depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia and illness as a result of Divorce.

As a Family Law Solicitor I know that the breakdown of a marriage can be a particularly difficult time, especially where there are children involved. I advise my clients that it is in their interests to try and resolve disputes in relation to Divorce, Financial matters and Children matters in a constructive, non-confrontational way in order to encourage agreements and make the whole process less unpleasant and stressful.

As a member of Resolution (a National Organisation of Family Lawyers committed to non-confrontational Divorce, Separation and other Family Problems), I abide by the Resolution Guides to Good Practice. The Guides assist Family Lawyers in dealing with clients, correspondence with the Solicitors representing the other party, discussing Dispute Resolution options, Mediation and Financial Proceedings. They are intended to ensure Family Lawyers adhere to the Resolution Code of Practice, which includes assisting our clients to resolve disputes in a non-confrontational way, preserving people’s dignity and encouraging agreements.

It is hoped that if disputes are dealt with by Solicitors in accordance with the Resolution Code of Practice, then realistic objectives can be pursued without unnecessary heightening a client’s emotions during what is already a traumatic time. The better conduct and approach of family breakdown issues is likely to lead to less reports in relation to Divorce causing health problems for both men and women.

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