While it is impossible to dispute the emotional aspect of divorce, it is an inherently legal and financial process. As such, the couples who tend to struggle the most are those that are unable to separate the emotions from their financial matters. Thankfully, it is possible to avoid this common pitfall. Learn how with help from the following tips.
Seek Emotional Support from Outside Sources
Understanding divorce as a financial process does not make the bad or negative feelings go away. Instead, you have to learn how to manage them effectively. One of the best ways to do that is to seek support from outside sources. Attend therapy, go to a support group, or even lean on friends and family members who understand what you are going through and support you. This can help you to channel any negative feelings you have away from the legal process and into a safe space.
Limit Communication with Your Spouse
Communicating with your spouse is bound to be difficult, especially when the emotions are still new and raw. Avoid this conflict (and the potential pitfalls that may arise from it) by limiting any and all interactions with your spouse. Let your attorney handle the majority of the communications, and if talking is necessary, then consider using an alternative form of interaction, such as email. This will give you space and time to think about what you want to say, or to cool down if your spouse says something that is triggering for you.
Never Face Divorce without Legal Counsel
Of all the mistakes that couples can make in divorce, trying to go through it without assistance from an attorney is likely the biggest. Not only does this eliminate the buffer between you and your spouse while working through the details of your case, it sets you and your spouse up for financial mistakes. Some of those mistakes may impact you for years - possibly even a lifetime. Play it safe and avoid these common financial mistakes by ensuring you have an attorney on your side, right from the very start.
Contact Our Naperville Divorce Lawyers
If you are planning on filing for divorce, Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, P.C. can help. Compassionate and experienced, we can provide you with quality representation and ensure that your rights are protected, every step of the way. Learn more by scheduling a personalized consultation with our Naperville divorce lawyers. Call us at 630-665-7676.