Going through a divorce is likely to be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. This can be true even when a divorce is the right path and even under the most amicable or agreeable of circumstances. It marks a fundamental shift in a person’s life and those they call family. If you are in the midst of divorce and struggling, you are not alone. Here are some tips to get through it.
Struggling with Divorce? Tips to Get Through It
Preparing yourself mentally can be essential to getting through a divorce. Confronting the fact that it is in your best interest to divorce can be difficult to accept, but making peace with your decision will help you on the road ahead. Now is the time to turn away from the past and look towards the future in light of all of the changes on the horizon.
Preparing things logistically can also be essential to successfully navigating the divorce process. There will be paperwork to sort through and organize, information to review, and many other things on your divorce to-do list. Take your tasks one at a time. For instance, create a list of all of your assets and debts. This will likely require going over bank statements and investment account statements, but the more organized and complete your list is, the more helpful it will be in streamlining the divorce process and, more specifically, division of the marital assets and debts.
While you are reviewing your finances in preparation for divorce proceedings, it can also be a great time to focus on your future goals and prepare for your post-divorce financial health. Moving from a two income household to a one income household can be jarring. All expenses that may have been split in the past will come to rest squarely on your own shoulders. It can be a lot to process. Preparation can be key. Looking toward the future and planning your budget for after divorce can also help you focus your divorce anxiety and energies into something productive. Figure out your budget, decide where you are going to live, and plan for other things as you are able to now.
One of your main concerns as you approach divorce proceedings, is likely to be your children, if you have any. This is completely understandable. Even when we know divorce is best for our family, explaining that to children can be difficult. There will be a lot of emotions and insecurities in regard to your children during this time. Be prepared to answer some tough questions and be there to comfort them, even when you are likely to be struggling yourself. As their parent, you will remain their rock in the storm a divorce can bring.
Florida Family Law Attorneys
Understanding your legal rights and the process ahead can also be a great way to prepare for divorce. The Florida family law team at Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou is here to walk you through the entire process and will be there for you every step of the way. Contact us today.