5 Tips For Navigating A Divorce

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5 Tips For Navigating A Divorce

Deciding to get divorced is a major life decision and one which should not be taken lightly. It is unfortunate, but divorce is common in today’s day and age, but it should be a decision that you carefully think about before taking action. It will always be a difficult, stressful and emotional process to go through with many emotional and legal aspects to sort out particularly when there are children and property involved. Nobody expects to get divorced which means that people are usually not prepared when they decide that this is the best course of action to take. With this in mind, here are a few tips for making this process as manageable as possible.

1. Make Sure That It Is Right

couple facing away from each other

First, you need to make sure that divorce is the right path to go down. There are a few warning signs that your marriage is falling apart, such as:

  • Lack of communication
  • Arguments
  • No intimacy
  • Loneliness
  • You fantasise about life without your spouse

Of course, every relationship is different, but it is important that you make the decision after careful, logical thought and not in the heat of an argument. There may be some issues which you can resolve with the help of couple’s counselling or through working through together.

2. Seek Legal Support Quickly

Before speaking to your spouse, it is a good idea to seek legal support, as this will give you an indication of what lies ahead, and you could also receive valuable advice. You should seek out experienced and reputable law firms that specialise in family law, such as Justice Family Lawyers.

3. Speaking To Your Spouse

Telling your spouse that you want a divorce is one of the hardest things that you can do, particularly if it is not a mutual decision. There is no easy way to do this, but it should be done calmly yet firmly and in privacy. It can be helpful to have a temporary living arrangement in place so that you can go directly here after telling them.

4. Arrange A Temporary Living Arrangement

couple, each holding half of a heart

Divorce can take a long time and there are many issues which need resolving. This will stop you from starting a new chapter in your life immediately, so you will need to find some kind of temporary living arrangement. This could include:

  • Staying with family/friends
  • Staying at a hotel
  • Finding a short-term rental
  1. Take Care Of Yourself

As a difficult time emotionally, many people find that they start to neglect their health when going through a divorce. You need to be putting yourself first in this situation by looking after your physical and mental health. You can do this by:

  • Socialising with friends
  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Speaking to a counsellor
  • Meditation
  • Spa treatments

Going through a divorce is an upsetting, stressful and emotional time. There are many complex issues which need to be addressed which means that it can also be a lengthy process, particularly if there are children involved. Hopefully, this information will help make navigating a divorce slightly easier so that you can soon start to build a new life for yourself.

Hannah Murray

Hannah is a freelance travel and fashion writer who prides herself in finding the perfect tours and operators to make your journey as authentic and memorable as possible.

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