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During divorce, protect yourself emotionally and financially

Going through a divorce, however necessary, can be daunting on several levels. First, of course, there is the emotional strain that the process can present. Not only are you facing life changes, but you may also be strongly at odds with a person who you once were very close to. But adding to this stress is the uncertainty of your financial condition once the ink has dried on the final decree.

In such a challenging time, it is important for you to do what you can to protect yourself both psychologically and financially. To this end, here are a few tips that may prove useful as you proceed through the divorce process:

  • Turn the other cheek. It may be difficult if your ex-spouse is trying to push your buttons, but getting bogged down in a series of never-ending arguments will only be tiring and expensive as it forces the legal process to drag on.
  • Get in touch with a therapist. First, therapists understand what you are going through and know how to help. Plus, while an attorney may be able to lend a sympathetic ear, it is more cost effective to discuss your emotional issues with a therapist.
  • Strongly consider mediation. The mediation process is less expensive than taking matters to court. If you and your spouse can put enough of your differences aside and settle things through mediation, you will likely be¬†in better financial¬†shape when the dust clears.

If you are going through a divorce, you may find it beneficial to seek the services of a Colorado family law attorney. An experienced attorney may not only be able to provide you with cost-effective mediation services but could also possibly get you in touch with a counselor or therapist who can help you with your emotional well-being.

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