During a divorce, emotions are running high for both partners. This can lead to some bad decisions that you could regret for the rest of your life. Thankfully, if you remember and utilize the following tips, you can stay calm and collected throughout this unpleasant process.
Think Before You Act
Before you post on Facebook, tweet, email or write your soon-to-be ex a letter, make sure you think carefully. In the heat of the moment, you may write something that could be used against in during the divorce proceedings. This is easier said than done, especially when you’re angry. Avoid posting humiliating photos of your partner, sharing their private information that could lead to shame or writing tactless and hurtful words. You should also avoid posting any passive aggressive statuses.
Research Potential Attorneys
For most divorces, an attorney is needed to help ensure your best interests are met. This is especially true if there are children, investments or debts that should be considered. While it may be tempting to simply pick the lawyer with the biggest billboard or the one with the cleverest commercial, this will usually end in a disaster. Instead, make sure to thoroughly research the law firm and the attorney. For example, read reviews of Cordell & Cordell – as well as any other attorney you are considering – before making your final decision. Taking the extra time to read reviews and ask questions will help ensure you get the right attorney for your needs. If you’re able to reach a mutual agreement with your spouse regarding all aspects of the divorce, you can speed up the whole process by going with an uncontested divorce procedure. That way, you can cut the cost of divorce and avoid the lawyer’s fees by simply getting a divorce online.
Take Care of Yourself
During this difficult time, it is not uncommon for your body and mind to be under a high amount of stress and possible depression. This can lead to you not getting enough sleep, eating too little or too much and turning to alcohol or drugs to help cope with your emotions. That is why it is important to remember to take care of yourself. In fact, you can do some things to help cheer yourself up. For example, if you feel like a change, get a haircut or a new wardrobe. Or take up a new hobby. Anything product to help keep your mind preoccupied.
There is nothing wrong with asking your friends and family for some emotional support during this difficult process. That is one of the reasons we have friends and family. Whenever you feel down, lonely or just want someone to talk to, contact your family and friends. Just remember to avoid talking badly about your partner. Another option is to visit a divorce support group.