While the time period before and during a divorce is always stressful, there are many people who find that their new life after a divorce is much improved. This is especially true for people who have left a marriage that had a history of serious problems that went unresolved for years.
Local news for the area featured a woman who moved to St. Petersburg after her divorce and has experienced a number of positive developments.
St. Petersburg news talks to a divorcee who shares stories about her married life and the benefits of her post-divorce situation
The 62-year-old female claims that she was in the same abusive relationship for 28 years and most of that time was spent married to her former husband. The entire family was affected to some degree, and they had to be careful about everything they said and did around her former spouse. The emotional abuse had been so persistent that she claims it took years before she really noticed what was happening. She also delayed because she did not think it would be possible to afford to care for her children with one income and no other assistance. The woman feared having problems while trying to make sure her children would be raised properly in a single-parent household. She claims that all of that changed one day when her husband physically struck her. For the safety of herself and her children, she began to quickly make preparations to separate.
The divorcee claims that verbal abuse tends to be more tolerated because many people do not even realize that they are being abused. However, if a relationship starts to become violent, it becomes obvious that there is a serious problem. She says that she now believes that nothing lasts forever in life, even in marriages. The woman’s 30-year-old daughter claims that the entire family had to unlearn a number of abusive or negative behaviors in the years following her parents’ separation.
When she divorced at the age of 58, she made major lifestyle changes that have given her a new calling and career in health and fitness. Throughout her life, she held various jobs, such as a realtor, restaurant business owner, and electrologist. She was a casual gym user during her marriage, but she now does little else aside from eating, sleeping, exercising, and doing other things related to her training. Being able to look good at the local beaches is one of her main motivations. She regularly attends the LA Fitness in St. Petersburg.
When the courts had finalized her divorce in 2015, she moved from Virginia to St. Petersburg, Florida. Her children live close by in Tampa and New Port Richey. She claims that she has now started to use online dating websites to find another man, preferably with a similar lifestyle focused on fitness. She has competed in a number of powerlifting competitions and won first place in her category at an expo in Orlando, where she is often the oldest person competing in many of these events. A transition into formal bodybuilding competitions is in her plans for the future.
Divorce can be beneficial
Although divorces can still carry a social stigma for some people due to religious or personal reasons, there are many positive stories like this where a person enjoys their life much more after a separation. When a marriage has issues with domestic violence or substance abuse, it is unlikely that these will ever be resolved, and it is often best to move on. Professionals agree that it is always better to walk away from an unstable union that has these kinds of serious problems.
How do attorneys assist during this process?
Lawyers and court systems have evolved over the last few decades to make divorces as streamlined and easy as possible. One of these developments was the addition of no-fault divorces. This means that one or both spouses can simply state that they feel the marriage has broken down beyond the point of return for any reason at all. The courts can begin the process to formally dissolve the marriage, as there is no waiting period in the state of Florida.
Family lawyers who dedicate their practices to helping people through a divorce have also found ways to assist people without wasting too much time or money. Your attorney can give you a brief overview of the process after an initial consultation. In the consultation, they can explain exactly what to expect and how to best prepare for things like property division, child custody issues, and the possibility of payments for child support or spousal support, also known as alimony.
Get help if you feel a divorce may be necessary
There are experienced and reliable divorce attorneys in the St. Petersburg area. Contact The Law Offices of Yeazell and Sweet for assistance regarding separation and dissolution of marriage (divorce).