Il for www.theindianalawyer.comFamily law attorneys are encountering more mental health issues among the spouses and children going through a divorce, according to a recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.A full 67 percent of attorneys have noted a rise in the number of divorces impacted by mental health issues in the past three years.“Divorce is never an easy process for anyone and having to manage a mental health issue at the same time can unfortunately magnify many of the most negative aspects of the experience,” said John Slowiaczek, president of the AAML.Other findings from the survey include:• 81 percent of the attorneys say the divorce process is made more challenging when the parties involved have mental health issues;• 57 percent of AAML members have seen an increase in the number of children having mental health issues;• 63 percent of the lawyers have found that these particular issues for the kids make the overall divorce process more challenging.“It is essential for a spouse to be open with their attorneys about these challenges at the beginning of the divorce and work together to recognize any unique difficulties that might arise,” Slowiaczek said. “In addition, attorneys should help these particular clients form an individualized set of expectations that could ultimately help to control levels of anxiety and stress for them and their children.”Founded in 1962, the AAML has a membership of 1,650 matrimonial attorneys throughout the country.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Hitter of the Week: Drew Avans, Southeastern Louisiana – Sr. – OF – Alabaster, Ala.Avans rebounded from a slow start to the season with three multi-hit games as the Lions defeated Toledo, Tulane and took two of three games from New Orleans in their conference opener series last week. He posted a .474 weekly batting average and a .524 on base percentage. 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Week Five Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana senior Drew Avans and Central Arkansas senior Tyler Gray are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. The Lions (11-6, 2-1 SLC) host Purdue tonight at 6 p.m. CT before heading to Biloxi, Miss., for a neutral site matchup with No. 19 Mississippi State at MGM Park at 6:35 p.m. Southeastern then travels to Beaumont, Texas, for a three-game conference series at Lamar, beginning Friday at 6 p.m. Honorable Mention: Gabriel Sequeria, Sam Houston State; Carlisle Koestler, Southeastern Louisiana. Honorable Mention: Jared Martin, Stephen F. Austin; Trey Ochoa, Sam Houston State. Pitcher of the Week: Tyler Gray, Central Arkansas – Sr. – RHP – Fort Smith, Ark.Gray tied a program record by striking out 14 batters in just seven innings in UCA’s win over McNeese on the road. He allowed just three hits while the Cowboys hit just .136 against him. The Fort Smith, Ark., native now has 35 Ks in four games, ranking second in the conference. UCA (7-8, 1-2 SLC) hosts Southeast Missouri State tonight at 6 p.m. and tomorrow at 3 p.m. before hosting UIW for a three-game series starting Friday at 6 p.m. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.