One way to look at your divorce is by taking the optimistic, glass-half-full
approach. Yes, it is the end of one phase of your life, but it is also
the chance for a fresh start and a new beginning. Certainly, the early
days are a time of transitioning. One would expect to encounter many snags
along the way. However, think of this is as an opportunity to reinvent
yourself, recharge, and view the world in a different way.
What to Consider After Divorce
Without a doubt, divorce is one of the costliest matters you will ever
have to go through. At CokerLegal, we have seen many people exhaust their
financial resources, pouring every cent and every ounce of energy into
the process, often unnecessarily.
First things first: this is a time of planning. You can start by creating
a budget and sticking to it. We know that your primary focus will be on
surviving—working to make ends meet and fit all of the puzzle pieces
together. This is especially true if your lifestyle has changed dramatically
since divorcing. Fortunately, because you have planned out everything
beforehand, you know what to anticipate.
Make a Plan
Make a monthly budget of your food costs, clothing costs, rent, and other
items. You can keep a calendar handy of when visitation and play time
with your children will be, when they need to be picked up from school,
and other similar items.
Lastly, be sure to make time for yourself. Whatever it is that you need
to do to unwind—whether it is watching a movie, seeing an old friend,
or enjoying your favorite meal—do not be afraid to treat yourself
every once in a while. Many divorcees take up a new hobby or go out to
make a new circle of friends, which can often be very exciting and refreshing,
and certainly a change of pace.
Remember, the sky is the limit now that you have a new life before you.
If you have any further questions about the divorce process, do not hesitate
to contact CokerLegal today!