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A few things to keep in mind when going through a divorce

If you are thinking of divorcing your spouse in San Jose, this may be one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life. It is not easy to shut the door on a chapter of your life that involves a person you once held dear and close to your heart. However, in order for you to move on with your life and provide a healthy atmosphere for you and your kids, you must gather the strength and courage to plan your exit strategy so your divorce is an amicable one. 

Procrastination may seem like a welcome distraction because it keeps you from having to figure out all the financial and legal ramifications of your decision. But the more you procrastinate, the harder and more complicated things may become. You certainly should not rush through the process either. Here are some things for you to consider as you strategize your exit from your marriage. 

Make some goals 

Your primary concern may be to end all entanglements you and your ex-spouse have together so you never have to see or speak to him or her again. However, if you have kids, you do not have the option of cutting the other parent out of your life completely. Instead of taking a narrow approach to the situation, create some goals about what you want to achieve with your divorce. 

Create a list to reference

Identify your short- and long-term needs. If financial stability is a concern, make a note of it and how you can achieve it. Create a plan and put it into action. Maybe your kids have special needs or considerations that make child custody a priority. The goal is for you to focus on your needs so you do not overlook them while trying to get what you want. 

Speak up 

Do not hesitate to speak up for what you want and need in your divorce. You may have spent your entire marriage holding back and minimizing yourself for the benefit of your spouse. But now that your relationship is over, you must do what is necessary to take care of yourself. 

Take care of your emotional health 

Your emotional health may take a downward spiral during this time in your life. If you are not careful, it could cause your health to suffer as well. Do not let yourself go. There is nothing wrong with feeling sad and even angry; those are normal parts of the separation process. But if you find that you cannot focus on yourself, kids and obligations, you should speak to a therapist to learn coping mechanisms. 

Divorce is often a challenging situation that many people face. Each one is different, and yours may include numerous challenges. Consider all divorce options so you can make decisions that minimize the difficulties you may encounter.

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