Taking Care Of Yourself During Divorce

Dissolving a family unit, through whether a divorce or a non-marital breakup, can be one of the most stressful events of your life, and is often described as a life crisis. Even the most stable and rational individuals can become unglued and make irrational and poor choices or decisions. It is particularly important to choose the right attorney to help guide you through this difficult process and provide you with the necessary resources.

I always recommend to my incoming divorce clients that they begin counseling, if they have not already done so. It is important to have a therapist you trust who can provide you with unconditional support and allow you an ongoing opportunity to process your ideas. In conjunction with counseling, I also recommend reading certain materials to help learn more about the divorce and separation process as well as the psychological impact, particularly where there are minor children involved.

I caution my clients against adhering to the advice of too many individuals as it is easy to lose sight of the fact that every case is unique with different circumstances. Discussing your case with too many people elicits different responses, which will often make clients anxious and confused. It is always best to discuss your questions and options with your lawyer. Remember, this is your divorce or separation.

Once engaged in the process of family dissolution, or post-dissolution conflict, I have many resources available to assist my clients with such things as business and property valuation and appraisals, forensic and psychological evaluations, accounting and tax implications, investment and retirement options and other financial expertise. I maintain an extensive database to assist with these complicated issues.

To learn more about strategies to take care of yourself and your children during divorce, please call today at 508-471-3281.