Whether it is contested or uncontested, a divorce is a difficult process that unarguably changes the lives of every party involved. However, with some planning and determination, you can emerge stronger and move on to build a happier and more fulfilling life post-divorce.
If you have children who depend on you for support, it’s even more important for you to focus on your life beyond divorce. Putting the past firmly behind you is the only way you’ll get over all the anger, bitterness, and frustration.
Make sure you work with a good divorce attorney in Massachusetts who will not only protect your rights during the divorce proceedings and make the process go smoother for you, but can also guide you about the legal and financial steps you need to take in order to secure your future. With over 22 years of experience in family law, Davis Law Group can help you navigate these issues during your divorce. Want a free, no-strings-attached consultation with a leading divorce attorney in Massachusetts? Call Jay Davis at 617-221-3548 or contact us online.
5 Ways to Make Your Post-Divorce Life Transition Easier
Don’t Neglect Your Health and Well-Being
Ending your marriage is one of the most emotionally-draining processes you can go through. So many people lose their appetite during divorce, that the healthcare industry actually has a name for this phenomenon — the “divorce diet.”
Your topmost priority after your divorce should be to stay physically, emotionally, and mentally healthy. It’s normal for people in your situation to feel bad and hurt, so take your time to heal. However, there is a huge difference between healing and trying to draw comfort from binge eating, drinking, or smoking. If you’re finding it hard to cope, please see a mental health counselor who can help you get back your confidence and self-esteem. Take up a hobby, join the gym, make new friends, learn a new skill, and adopt healthier eating habits.
Hire a Financial Planner
A divorce may set you back financially like it often does. However, with smart financial, tax, and investment planning, you can quickly pave your way toward a strong and growth-oriented future. Depending on your current assets and income, consider whether it will be wise to work with a financial planner who can guide you on all aspects ranging from estate planning to taxation to safe investment options.
As one of the most successful divorce attorneys in Massachusetts, Jay Davis can introduce you to a trusted tax planner or financial consultant who will understand your goals and help you create and execute a smart strategy to achieve them. To speak to Jay directly, call us at 617-221-3548 or leave us a message online and we will get back to you shortly.
Start Focusing on Your Career
During your years of marriage, if your main focus was taking care of your home and children, you probably ignored your own core skill sets. It’s time to update those skills. Consider enrolling in a new training course (online or offline) to acquire expertise in an area where you have past knowledge and experience or a natural aptitude. Consider taking up a part-time or full-time job, working as a freelancer, or starting an online business. Even if you’ll be receiving spousal support (alimony) and child support, becoming financially independent will help you take charge of your life like nothing else will.
Jay Davis and his experienced legal team can help you understand exactly how much spousal and child support you can expect in your Massachusetts divorce.
Reach Out to Loved Ones
It’s possible that during your conflicted marital relationship and the prolonged divorce process, you overlooked your friends and loved ones. But the thing about people who love you is, they are always there for you.
As you close the chapter on your marriage and start picking up the pieces, it’s time to reach out and reconnect with people you can trust. Some of your closest friends and family members may have felt helpless as you went through the motions of divorce all on your own. It’s time to restore those valued relationships and bridge the communication gaps.
Create a Cooperative Relationship with Your Ex-Spouse
If kids are involved in your divorce, it is vital to focus on their best interests and not let them suffer because of your personal issues with their other parent. Even if you end up having physical custody of your children, it’s possible that your ex will share visitation rights.
Don’t speak ill of your ex-spouse in front of your children since that can affect their psyche and not in a good way. Keep reminding yourself from time to time that while this divorce was the best decision for all of you, it wasn’t your children’s decision. They deserve love and a sense of security from both of you.
Want Your Divorce to Be Quick and Easy? Call Jay Davis
Navigating the divorce process, especially when you have kids, takes time, resiliency, and a lot of patience. By working with a compassionate attorney experienced in divorce and other family law matters, you can make sure you gain a healthier outcome.
At Davis Law Group, we are dedicated to working hard for your best interests and ensuring a smooth transition for your family after the divorce. If you have any questions or concerns about filing for a divorce, or if you’re in the middle of a divorce and need guidance, call Jay at 617-221-3548 or contact us online.
James H. (Jay) Davis III
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