It may be perfectly clear to you that divorce is the best way to better your life, but that doesn’t mean that everything will go off as planned. You’re sure to face a variety of challenges before, during and after the divorce process.
A clear understanding of your biggest worries in divorce will go a long way in helping you prepare accordingly. While no two people are the same, here are some of the most common concerns:
- Child custody: If you have children together, you’re likely to have concerns about child custody, such as losing your ability to spend time with them. Child custody concerns take on many forms, such as questions regarding who will have physical and legal custody.
- Child support: This is a worry no matter what side of the aisle you’re on. If you think you should receive child support, you’ll have concerns about this actually happening. Conversely, if you know you’ll have to pay, you’ll worry about the impact on your financial future.
- Property and debt division: There is no shortage of concerns with respect to property and debt division. Will you be able to live in your family home post-divorce? Who will get the motor vehicles? What will happen if you get stuck with debt you can’t afford to carry?
- Your emotional health: Divorce can quickly take a toll on your emotional health, with stress taking over your life without notice. This is a major concern that requires your immediate attention. Letting your emotional health fall off will cause trouble in other areas of your life.
- Your future: You have a lot on your plate right now, but you’ll also be thinking about life after divorce. This includes everything from your post-divorce budget to finding love again.
These are the types of worries that can bog you down before, during and after a divorce. Fortunately, when you prepare accordingly, it’s easier to deal with anything that comes your way.
It’s hard to imagine, but there will come a day when your divorce is nothing but a distant memory. Fight to protect your legal rights now, so that you’re in position for a more successful future.