The legal details involved in getting a divorce are a source of enormous stress for almost everyone who goes through that process. That is why having professional help from an experienced divorce lawyer is so important. That assistance can help to lower the almost-inevitable stress level that is associated with divorce. According to a recent study, making a marital transition, i.e., getting married or getting divorced, can have a negative effect on a person's health. The study found that many people gain weight after a marital transition. Perhaps surprisingly, women commonly gained weight after marriage, and men gained weight after divorce.