TAMPA, Fla., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When sisters Kelly Bower, 45 and Maria Polins, 43 said "I Do", they weren't thinking about divorce. But, Polins, now remarried with two children, did make the difficult decision to end her first marriage.
Divorce 101 Guide Co-founder Polins said, "While each person's divorce experience is different, there are unifying factors: You want one place to turn for all the information and services you need - especially during a major, life-changing event. You want to easily connect with services and support systems 24/7. No local resource was meeting those needs and that's why we created the Divorce 101 Guide."
Google lists "divorce" as one of the 30 most searched words online. According to the Vital Statistics Report, Florida has the 8th highest divorce rate in the country; 51% of marriages will end in divorce, 50% of children have divorced parents, and 70% of married women say they contemplate divorce.
Robert Sparks, Partner at Givens Givens Sparks, one of Florida's leading divorce and family law firms said, "We understand that family law matters are often laden with emotion and uncertainty. Divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences of your life - creating anxiety over your children's wellbeing, how they will be provided for, and whether you can maintain your lifestyle post divorce. For anyone contemplating or coping with divorce, a resource like the Divorce 101 Guide is an enormous asset."
Co-founder Bower said, "Divorce 101 Guide brings a free, indispensable educational and consumer resource to a large, previously ignored group. We created Divorce 101 to help our friends, neighbors and family members make the best of a difficult situation, not to advocate divorce. Until now, there wasn't a comprehensive, local resource serving this niche market."
"Split City" in the March 18, 2014 issue of Men's Health magazine lists Tampa, Miami, Orlando and Jacksonville among the 20 worst cities for marriage in the U.S. No surprise, you will soon find the Divorce 101 Guide in those cities.
The free print and online digital guide launches in Tampa, September 2014, and Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte, December 2014. Expansion plans for 2015 include: Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Columbus, Norfolk, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Albuquerque.
Register for your free copy of the Divorce 101 Guide, advertise or get more information at www.divorce101guide.com.
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