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Divorce Advice from a Pasadena Attorney

Going through a dissolution of marriage is one the most challenging and emotionally draining experiences in one’s lifetime. Some helpful tips can help alleviate some of the headache associated with going through a divorce. For example:

Make Copies of Everything

All financial records and reports, title to vehicle or real property, photographs, contracts of any kind, etc. should be copied and filed away. Divorce is not the time to be oblivious and naïve when it comes to what you may be entitled to or what you may be liable for. This could take some time, so the moment you anticipate that a divorce may be in the near future, the duplicating of these items should immediately begin. Many things will get misplaced or be unavailable if you wait until a separation occurs.

Provide Stability for the Children

While going through a divorce will undoubtedly be hard on the former spouses, it will be even more overwhelming on the children. Any decision the parents make will impact the children, especially when they are younger. The least amount of change during this time will be best for the children. Try not to avoid or eliminate family rituals and practices just because the former spouses are parenting from two households instead of one. Of course, avoid engaging in any major conflict with the other parent or speaking ill of the other parent in front of the children.

Move Forward

Accept what has transpired and find a way to move on living a happy, healthy life. This could mean joining a single parents group or simply forgiving the former spouse if feelings of betrayal and distrust have surfaced. Once you begin to move forward, your path to productivity and happiness will ensue. Do not be afraid to build new relationships and do not let a previous marriage dictate how you perceive the possibility of marriage in the future with a new spouse. Life after marriage can and will be fulfilling.

Some of these points may seem obvious, however sometimes the power of emotions can inhibit the ability to be rational, calm, and think with a sound mind. The skills and sensitivity of the attorneys at Lee, Green, Stewart & Paul Attorneys at Law will help you recover and build a life after divorce. Contact Lee, Green, Stewart & Paul Attorneys at Law and a knowledgeable team member is standing by to assist and provide divorce advice.