Category Archives: Law and Health-related issues

3 Tips for Facing a Divorce With Dignity

Facing a divorce can feel like the end of the world at times and with good reason. Divorces aren’t just stressful and emotionally taxing. They’re major events that can turn every aspect of your life as you know it inside out. The following tips can help you make it through the process with your sanity (and life) intact.

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1. Process Your Feelings

It’s not uncommon for people to think they need to be emotional rocks in the face of a major life event like a divorce. However, while there’s definitely nothing wrong with channeling your inner warrior, it’s important to give yourself permission to feel what you’re feeling as well. Identify your complicated emotions, and do what you can to work through them. Keeping a journal, talking things through with friends, and seeking professional therapy are all viable methods to consider.

2. Protect Yourself

Even if your divorce looks like it’s going to proceed relatively amicably, you’ll definitely want to acquire legal council regardless. A good alimony attorney Orlando FL can help you look out for your rights and make sure you’re truly being treated fairly throughout the process. An experienced law professional can help ensure child custody arrangements are fair, that assets are being divided properly, and more as well.

3. Practice Self-Care

It’s all too easy for even meticulously healthy people to forget about self-care when life really gets stressful. Even if it’s difficult, be diligent about taking care of yourself. Eat right, keep up with your exercise routine, and make sure to get enough rest. The more consistent you are about giving your body plenty of what it needs at this trying time in your life, the less likely you’ll be to get sick or wind up feeling out of step with the day-to-day rhythm of your life. 

Divorce is never easy, but coping becomes manageable with the right resources in your corner. Explore the possibilities today.

STATEMENT ON THE SIGNING OF THE PHILIPPINE HIV/AIDS ACT

Secretary of Health Francisco T. Duque III released the following statement today (January 10, 2019) on the signing of the Philippine HIV and Aids Act by President Rodrigo Duterte:

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“The signing of the Philippine HIV and Aids Act is a huge step forward in responding to the growing HIV epidemic in the Philippines.

Ngayon ay mabibigyan na natin ng tamang suporta ang mga Pilipinong may HIV-AIDS. Kaya naman lubos ang aming pasasalamat kay Presidente Duterte sa pagbibigay niya ng prayoridad at aksyon laban sa HIV-AIDS.

The law provides:

  • Comprehensive education and prevention programs for PLHIV and their families.
  • It also enables minors 15 years of age to get tested for HIV.

While the new law has been enacted, our next step is to be able to properly execute the law by developing an Implementing Rules and Regulations to guide executive officials in implementing the law, as well as the public in how to comply with the law.

A stronger collaboration is key to attaining our vision of an HIV-free country. The road ahead will be long and our climb will be steep, but we will thrive and win against HIV and AIDS.”

Recent cases as of Nov. 2018

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