If you hadn’t heard, January marks the beginning of the divorce rush. In the past, attorneys and divorce lawyers have noticed an influx of clients after the New Year, extending into the beginning of February. Some attribute the sudden spike in divorce to couples waiting until after the holiday to drop the hammer on their marriage. Others believe the holidays serve as the tipping point in some marriages. In reality, it’s probably a little bit of both, with a bit of bravado from the symbolic beginning of a New Year. But what does this mean for families going through a divorce right now?
All the same pieces of advice still apply; things like focus on the kids, stay calm, make a clean break from your spouse, etc. But who has time to go through pages of blogs in search of divorce advice? Not many people, so here it is, an anthology of the best divorce advice MyDivorcePapers.com has to offer.
If You Have Kids
Divorce is especially challenging if children are involved. Divorce and the sudden near-disappearance of a parent leaves a child questioning if they are loved, questioning the stability of their environment, and feeling scared about the future. To avoid this heartache and devastation, work together with your spouse to:
A Timely and Inexpensive End
If it is at all possible, opt for an uncontested, amicable divorce. No, this does not mean you have to be best buddies with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. An uncontested divorce just means both spouses want a divorce and are willing to collaborate on the divorce settlement agreement. Also, if you opt for an uncontested divorce, you may either proceed with mediation or file for an online divorce. An uncontested divorce saves you time and money, which is the closest you’ll get to a win-win when divorce is in the picture.
After a divorce, it’s difficult to find joy in your life or even be happy with yourself. We understand, but in order for there to be a happily ever after (which by the way, does not have to include a new significant other) you have to rediscover you. Easier said than done, we know, but here are a few ways to get your “rediscovering you” phase on track: