HOW DO I PREPARE MYSELF FOR A DIVORCE?
A divorce is nothing to take lightly. If you overlook what you can lose in a divorce, you could wind up losing quite a lot. You could also wind up losing out in a child custody battle and in the fight for marital property. Either way, you need to be prepared for what’s to come during the divorce proceedings. So, how can you prepare yourself for a divorce?
As a parent going through a divorce, you need to tune into your children’s needs, not tune out. Many parents will tune out their children during a divorce only to focus on their own needs and what they can do to win as much money as possible. A divorce can be gut-wrenching for a child. Listen to their fears, needs, worries and other issues so you can help them move forward.
You must strategize financially. Your financial situation will undoubtedly change when the divorce is finalized. You need to be prepared for this change, which could be overwhelming for some. Once you realize that financial changes need to be made to survive after the divorce, you will see success.
Don’t be afraid to ask for support. Ask family and friends to help with your kids while you are going through the divorce. Schedule appointments with a therapist for you and your kids, both individually and as a family. Make sure you socialize with friends and family on a regular basis too.
Preparing yourself for a divorce is important to your health. If you follow the tips above, you should not face many surprises during the proceedings. As always, be open and honest with your children and do everything you can to protect your finances.