Open a tabloid or surf the internet and you’re sure to have no trouble finding current news regarding celebrity divorces. One can only imagine how stressful it would be to have your family law problems aired in public. If you’re currently navigating the divorce process in Colorado, you may be able to relate to some of the common worries celebrities seem to have when they decide to call it quits from their marriages.
Thankfully, if you have a strong support network in place, you will likely be able to overcome any challenges that arise. A key factor is seeking clarification of state laws ahead of time regarding matters such as child custody, property rights and spousal support. Beyond that, there are other things you can do if you wish to keep your particular situation as private as possible.
Issues that create stress
You may not describe your everyday life as living in a fishbowl as many celebrities do; however, you might have firsthand experience dealing with some of the following problems that cause stress levels to soar in many celebrity divorces:
- Timing matters: If you’re the one filing divorce papers, timing may affect your outcome. For many celebrities, a high priority is trying to file when chances for leaks to the public are lowest. In your situation, you may be more concerned with things like how the timing of it all may affect your taxes or other financially-related issues.
- Where you file also matters: If privacy is important to you, you may want to choose your county office carefully. It’s also important to gain understanding about laws pertaining to who may view your information once it’s filed. In some states, divorce records and accompanying financial information are open to the public.
- Arbitration might be a viable option: Although you may not be able to hire a private judge as many celebrities do to avoid the courtroom filling up with curious listeners, you may indeed be able to seek alternative dispute resolution if you want to try to settle most issues out of court.
Getting a divorce in Colorado may not be quite the same as getting divorced in Hollywood. In fact, you might consider your own lifestyle a lot simpler than the likes of Angelina Jolie, Gwen Stefani or Stevie Wonder. However, regardless of the particular details of your situation, you may at some point wish to reach out to a trusted friend, counselor or experienced advocate to help you sort through your emotions and develop a solid plan for a successful, happy future.