Divorce is often a frustrating legal process. In addition to ending a relationship, those who go through this process must also deal with paperwork and legal issues as well as the potential for arguments about who gets what. There are proactive steps that you can take once these issues are addressed and the divorce is finalized to help better ensure the transition from “divorcing” to “divorced” is successful.
Three specific tips that can help ease this transition include:
- Take control of your finances. Take time to really understand your financial situation. Learn what you have in savings, retirement, and other assets. Then take it to the next step. Own your finances by putting together not just a budget but financial goals for the future.
- Use your network. Call on friends and family for support. Take up hobbies and pursue your interests, making new friends along the way to help build your network.
- Focus on you. A contributor for the Huffington Post recently noted that taking five minutes to focus on yourself after a divorce can make a huge difference in your transition into post-divorce life. Whether its meditation or exercise, the contributor, a self proclaimed divorce success story, states that taking this time helps shift your focus from the frustrations of the divorce to the possibilities of the future. This focus can help to build your mental and physical strengths.
Anyone that is trying to move on after divorce should not go through it alone. In addition to having a network of supportive loved ones; it is also wise to have a network of legal professionals that are advocating for your interests.
Your attorney will help to better ensure there are no surprises after the divorce is finalized and will work for your interests, better ensuring that you get a fair split in the divorce settlement agreement.