Coping With the End of Divorce

Every divorce story is different. Yours may have been a simple, uncontested divorce, or you may have endured years of high conflict divorce, custody trials and post-judgment proceedings. Whether your divorce was relatively easy or financially and emotionally devastating, the end of the process to dissolve your marriage eventually arrives.

Understanding how to begin — and to end — divorce is important. Consider these points:

  • Get help: While a Judgment of Divorce legally terminates the marital relationship, it may take years to work through feelings associated with the end of your marriage or the path taken to leave a bad relationship. Divorce is the process of dissolution. After divorce, dissolution ends and it is time to build. Think about asking for help from a therapist or counselor to get your life back on track.
  • Watch it go: Divorce changes your life, especially if you were married a long time. Talk to people, reconnect with friends and realize there is a new season of life in front of you.
  • Take care of things now: Do not put off changing the beneficiary on insurance policies, wills or other important estate planning documents. While dealing with more legal complications is the last thing on your mind, you will thank yourself later for taking care of it now.

When divorced, make sure you give yourself the time and resources to move forward successfully. If you have legal questions, my firm, Bryan L. Salamone and Associates, P.C., is here to help.

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