Load Bearing Partition- wood frame residential

I've got a load bearing partition running perpendicular to the floor joists. The joists, FWIW, are 12" o.c. 2x12. The partition is located at approx. mid span of the floor joists which span approx. 12'-6". Is there any special framing needed in this instance or is the load spread sufficiently over the system? I'm worried about eventual deflection in the joists. This partition is holding up the half the great room ceiling and half the master bedroom ceiling. thanks.
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In a previous post snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote...

Too hard to tell from a distance, but the 2x12 @12 on only a 12'-6" span gives a clue that somebody thought about the issue. You could contact a local engineer and have that person evaluate the situation if you are really concerned about it.
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Bob Morrison, PE, SE
R L Morrison Engineering Co
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