Getting a Divorce is never an easy process. Contested divorces, in particular, can be stressful and emotionally demanding. Disputes often arise when spouses cannot agree on property division, child custody, or child support. Another common hurdle for new divorcees is adapting to an unfamiliar lifestyle. Spouses must manage new bank accounts, cope with living on a single income, and deal with the often painful reality of losing a marriage. This article will discuss a few coping strategies for new divorcees.
Adjusting to a New Financial Life
According to Fox Business, financial considerations should be a top priority for divorced and divorcing spouses. For some, getting used to living on one source of income can be challenging—especially if one has to provide for children or elderly family members.
During and after a divorce, you should perform a comprehensive review of your finances. You may have to make sacrifices to make ends meet and to afford the initial costs of the divorce.
Finding Comfort in a New Lifestyle
Even if you are financially secure after a divorce, the end of your marriage is likely to usher in a new chapter in your life. Whether this involves embracing a new community, seeing your children less often, or making other sacrifices, ex-spouses should never feel guilty about focusing on their own emotional and mental well-being. For many, this can be achieved by exploring what makes them happy in life.
In divorce situations involving children, single parents should not neglect their own happiness. This, of course, does not imply that you should ignore the children—they are priorities, of course—but so is being able to enjoy your new life.
Family Law in Batavia, Ill.
If you you are considering divorce and wish to speak with an experienced Batavia family lawyer, contact Van A. Larson, P.C. Attorney and Counselor at Law to schedule a consultation. Call us today at 630-879-9090.