Nearly half the nation’s marriages are disrupted by separation or divorce prior to the 20th anniversary, and almost nine out of 10 separations become divorces within five years. These federal government figures are from the National Center for Health Statistics.
There may be any number of reasons for the volume of unhappy endings. But there is one virtually universal outcome: divorce can be emotionally painful for every family member. Former spouses often need support during and following this stressful process – a place to turn for information on how to cope.
There are plenty of support groups out there, including in Southern California. For instance, DivorceCare is an organization that holds weekly group meetings nationwide. Some of its local organizations hold support groups for children as well.
Meetings dealing with how to deal with the holiday season are scheduled in the San Diego area and elsewhere in Southern California. No matter the time of the year, such meetings can be helpful because divorce can be an event from which one must recover, not merely accept.
“Longstanding family traditions are upended by separation and divorce, creating the potential for loneliness, depression, and stress,” DivorceCare founder Steve Grissom said. “We’ve designed this material to help restore hope and optimism to Thanksgiving and Christmas, even in the midst of the deep pain. The information is not complicated—it consists of simple steps a person can take to make the holidays manageable and even enjoyable.”
DivorceCare is one of the support groups that one may find at a new online resource. This wellspring of useful information is the San Diego Family Resource Guide, which the San Diego divorce law and family law firm of The Law Office of Renkin & Associates provides.
A One-Stop Shop
The San Diego Family Resource Guide is comprehensive. In addition to support group links, it contains information on apps that parents can use to plan activities. Included among the apps are programs that provide dining options as well as those that have interactive maps for fun places to take the children.
There are plenty of ideas for destinations children might enjoy, such as playgrounds, places to roller skate, and gymnastics spots.
Kid-friendly dining, regular dining, party venues and various entertainment destinations are linked from the online resource guide.
Sometimes children want to volunteer. The San Diego Family Resource Guide is even a place to seek out links to volunteer opportunities for youth.
If museums are your cup of tea, then such places to see are a click away on the resource guide. And so are places that serve pet needs.
Another Way We Can Help
The resource guide is one way to serve the needs of the community, particularly those who have experienced divorce and have tried to rediscover the city in order to reorient their lives.
Nevertheless, people who are about to end their marriage have a more pressing need – a San Diego divorce lawyer who will fight hard to protect the client’s assets and custody rights. The Law Office of Renkin & Associates is a place to turn for the specialized family law and divorce law skills one can rely on.
Contact the Law Office of Renkin & Associates for representation in a custody issue or a divorce proceeding, especially one in which you want to protect your assets, or any other family law need.