When one’s mind is clouded by emotion, anger, or fear associated with divorce, the decision-making process isn’t as effective as it would normally be. Divorce is a time of change, often accompanied by a period of adjustment and, in most cases, a grieving process. Separation affects not only the couple going through a divorce but your children, family, friends and work life.
Someone to help you with finances during divorce: One of the biggest potential expenses in a person’s life is the cost of divorce. Financial planners are an excellent resource to help individuals define their financial situation pre-mediation or pre-litigation.
A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) can help parties work through financial pains associated with division of assets. While a professional collaborative family lawyer will take care of the legalities associated with divorce, a certified financial planner uses software to help evaluate settlements and the division of assets. Financial planners can work closely with lawyers who require a financial expert on their collaborative team.
A support network to talk about feelings associated with divorce: Divorce is a significant traumatic life event and requires individuals to establish a new identity separate from a spouse. Seek a support system. Do you have a friend who has gone through a divorce or separation, who could offer insight? An emotional support system can aid in the divorce recovery period. Grief is not a linear experience. Take a look into the kinds of support networks in your local area. Gathering reputable divorce information and separation advice from various resources can be beneficial to ensuring you make educated decisions for your family.
Support from a trained professional who specializes in divorce therapy: When a marriage ends, it can be emotionally distressing for both partners, regardless of who might have initiated the divorce. There are many reasons that marriages fail, ranging from marrying too young, to issues associated with finances, inequality, infidelity, and a lack of commitment. In order to cope with the emotional and psychological impacts of divorce, some partners may individually seek divorce therapy.
Although divorce information is readily available from many sources, separation advice from a divorce therapist can help individuals establish objective and rational perspective about divorce. A divorce professional will ensure each partner has support during this life transition and will guide in the development of healthy coping mechanisms.
Seek legal advice from someone you trust: Shop around for the lawyer that best suits your specific needs. You should feel confident that you have the right Ontario legal expert representing you and your family. If you and your partner seek a divorce approach that allows partners to resolve family disputes without using the court system, collaborative divorce might be an approach worth looking into.
Contact our experienced collaborative family lawyers at Epstein & Associates to discuss any legal and financial concerns associated with divorce and separation. Connect with us today for a complimentary consultation.