Divorce is hard for everyone, but we at Oxendine & Sauls LLC understand that it can be quite challenging for women. With issues such as custody, dividing your home and property, and spousal support payments, it can be overwhelming to think about all of the elements at once.
As family law attorneys serving Metro Atlanta and the nearby communities, we have helped numerous individuals and families find the resolution they need. We can offer some of our tips and advice that may prove to be helpful as your divorce makes way.
3 Important Things to Know About Divorce
Divorce is life-altering, just the same as marriage changes your entire life. It will be a time of transition, as you will be accustomed to one sort of lifestyle and forced to acclimate to another. It is important to remember these pieces of advice regarding your divorce.
1.Be Reasonable About Your Expectations
You will have one idea and your spouse will have another about how the divorce will pan out. It’s good to remind yourself that you may need to come to a compromise on a matter. Your spouse may have an unreasonable goal in mind, and this is what can draw out a case much longer than it needs to be. A divorce attorney can help you understand what laws apply to your case, whether it is a child custody, child support, or other matter.
2.Find a Support Network
Many people, particularly women, begin feeling isolated during this time. Some lose friends, partnerships, and other acquaintances. In stressful times, the ones who truly care for you will stick around. You can also use this as an opportunity to start fresh and find other friend groups and support networks. With such a startling life transition ahead of you, it makes sense why many women choose to create new lives for themselves; this includes branching outside of their known circle to other uncharted territories.
3.Allow Yourself the Chance to Grieve
Even if you initiated the divorce and even if you anticipated that the separation was on the horizon for a long time, there will be pain. Allow yourself to acknowledge all of the feelings that arise—fear, heartbreak, anger—all of the above and more. When you are true to your feelings, you allow yourself to heal.
Oxendine & Sauls LLC is a world-class family law firm that focuses on clients’ needs first and foremost. Should you have any further questions about a divorce or family law matter, and would like to discuss it with our team, give us a call!