Tips to plan for the new year as your marriage ends

By |2022-04-04T17:42:01+00:0026 Dec 2018|Categories: Divorce|


Not all marriages last, and yours is ending in divorce. The new year is coming up, and it feels like the ideal time to start planning for what your new life is going to be like. Who do you want to be in 2019? What do you want your life to look like? Remember, you have complete control over the course your life takes from here on out.

First of all, it may be a good idea to focus on building some new traditions, especially if you have children. The old ones just don’t fit your schedule or your life now that you and your ex are co-parenting, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit around thinking about what used to be. Take this time to build new traditions that you can love and embrace for the future.

Another important tip is to take an active role in what your life looks like, rather than a passive one. Sit down, decide what you want and then determine exactly how you’ll get it. Maybe you want to make the most of your time with the kids; how can you arrange your work schedule and custody schedule to make it possible? Be intentional and create the life you want.

Above all else, make sure you stayed focused on the future and all of the possibilities it brings. Look for ways to improve yourself and your relationships moving forward. Make positive changes that you’re excited about.

As you do all of this, consider your parental rights and how the outcome of your divorce can impact your life in 2019 and beyond.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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