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 Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers, 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 Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers today!