Ending a marriage can mean losing part of your support system. For better or worse, when parties divorce they often leave behind spouses, in-laws and sometimes mutual friends. Thus, it is crucial to build a supportive team to help you navigate the legal process and transition to life after divorce.
To make this time easier, consider creating a network that supports your emotional, physical, financial and legal well-being.
- Emotional supports – Emotions can be powerful and volatile during a divorce. At some points, people can be hopeful and eager to move forward; at others, parties can struggle to feel safe and optimistic about the future. Having support from therapists, counselors and trusted loved ones can make it easier to handle these emotions – and the toll they can take on the other aspects of a person’s life.
- Physical supports – Staying healthy during a stressful event can be an enormous challenge. However, doing so can help you feel better and cope with the stress. As such, consider adding proponents of a healthy lifestyle to your network. People to exercise with you, stress-management professionals, nutrition guides and friends who can engage in healthy outlets with you can all be sources for physical support.
- Financial supports – Often, financial professionals can be a crucial part of the divorce process. Financial planners, forensic accountants, tax and financial advisers help you understand the whole economic picture. They can also play critical roles in providing financial analyses to attorneys in their efforts to secure a full and balanced division of assets and debts, as well as the fair allocation of spousal and child support.
- Legal supports – The legal system is frustrating and confusing for many people. Trying to navigate it alone can be overwhelming, so having legal advice and support can be invaluable. An experienced family law attorney is essential for providing guidance, answers and advice to help you make decisions impacting you and your family.
Family legal issues, can affect every aspect of your life. Thus, it is important to surround yourself with people who can support you in various ways throughout the process of divorce or other legal matter impacting you and your family.