A divorce is more than just the end of a marriage, it is the start of a new life. Those who are going through a divorce can look ahead and see a future full of possibilities. The following tips can help you to make the most of your future, post-divorce life:
- Have a team. Having two teams may be more appropriate. First, have a legal team. This team will represent your interests and better ensure the divorce settlement agreement is free of surprises. Second, have a network that you trust. This group can consist of friends and family members, maybe even a counselor to help you sort through the emotional impact of the divorce. The combination of these two teams will help you to navigate both the logistic and emotional sides of the divorce.
- Invest in yourself. Start up a new hobby. Take a trip. Do something fun with the kids. Join a gym and start exercising. Take the time to invest in your own happiness and well-being shortly after the divorce is finalized. This will give you positive memories to associate with the transition into post-divorce life.
- Plan. Those who go through a divorce will likely need to reevaluate their previous financial plan. Seek the advice of a professional to help you develop a plan that meets your needs.
If, after the divorce is finalized, you realize the agreement does not meet your needs know that you are not alone. It is not uncommon for those who have finalized a divorce to need to make changes to the divorce separation agreement. Those who find themselves needing to change a child custody order or other provision within the agreement are wise to seek legal counsel. An attorney can help to better ensure a successful modification.