Divorce, The First 30 Days
You are confused, disoriented and wake up every morning feeling like you are in some sort of thick sick fog. You wonder if it gets better. You wonder what to do next. You are desperate and not yourself. “Is this how it’s going to be forever?” you wonder. Divorce is hard. It is draining. The good news is it does not last forever. And while it would be helpful to have a playbook, there aren’t any.
Each situation is unique. This is why it is important to secure a reputable divorce attorney like Rick Dane Moore and Associates Law Firm, PLLCin Norman, OK. They offer a free initial consult and are accustomed to navigating people through divorce. This is their specific area of practice. To help now, here are their thoughts on what to expect during the first 30 days of divorce.
Coping, Finances, Kids and Beyond
Coping. It may be helpful to get a therapist or counselor you can talk too. They will help you process, decompress and recharge. They can give advice as an outsider that you may not consider. Hobbies are also helpful, as well as exercise. You are will need a stress release mechanism.
Finances. Assets will be divided. To protect yourself, make sure you compare like to like. For instance, keeping the house while giving up the retirement account is not a fair trade. One is taxable and the other may have a better rate of return. Your attorney will help you sort through it so long as you have all of the documents they need for review.
Kids. Make sure you talk to your kids and let them voice their opinion. Talk about schedule changes and other adjustments and explain to them how much each parent still loves them even though they are not together anymore. Other than that, be accessible. Your kids need the extra support during this time.
After 30 days, all of this will get easier. As routines are established and emotions settle, you will feel better. Divorce is never easy, but you can get through it. Give us a call if you need help. We have an experienced team of lawyers who will work to protect your interests.