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NYC Divorce Expo Brings Together Resources and Advice

As anyone who has married knows, weddings generate a lot of business. Wedding expos, receptions, tuxedos, dresses, presents, wedding shows, and honeymoons are just a handful of the things that a wedding generates, and these figures total in the hundreds of billions of dollars each year in the United States. Divorce has received a lot less attention, but the first divorce expo in the US last week aimed to change that.

The expo sought to bring divorce issues to the forefront. Even though attitudes towards divorce have lightened since the 1950s and 1960s, divorce very much remains an individual, somewhat taboo topic for many people. It is hard to ignore the demographics behind divorce, though. After peaking in the 1970s and 1980s, the divorce rate in the US has fallen, but remains around 50 percent of all first time marriages. Over one million divorces occur each year in the country, which translates into tens of millions of Americans having divorced at least once.

This is too large of a number for divorce to remain a taboo topic, prompting the expo organizers to stage their first even in the US. The “Start Over Smart” expo took place over two days in New York City on March 31 and April 1. The event, open to the public, brought together a wide range of experts with information relevant to the divorce process. Lawyers, counselors and financial experts spoke to attendees and ran booths at which attendees could ask questions and pick up information. In bringing together others undergoing a divorce, the expo was also a chance for attendees to realize that they are far from alone in what they are going through.

Have you recently divorced? Whose advice did you seek that helped you transition through your divorce?

John K. Grubb & Associates, P.C. – Houston divorce attorneys

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