Establishing Your Support System Before a Divorce
Divorce is often a stressful, emotionally draining process, and it can be quite difficult to endure. Although it can be easy to withdraw as you’re going through it or in the immediate aftermath, you may find that having a support system will take away some of the pain of the process.
Below are some examples of the people who can help make up your support system as you deal with the issues surrounding your divorce:
- Your family: Your parents, siblings and other family members are unlikely to leave you high and dry, so it can be quite comforting to retreat to them when you are in need of support. This also gives your children an opportunity to spend time with people who love them unconditionally, as well.
- Your attorney: A good divorce lawyer is invaluable, as he or she is there to take care of all your legal responsibilities and make sure your rights are protected. Your attorney can also be an excellent source for finding recommendations for therapists, child psychologists, professionals (like accountants and appraisers) and other resources.
- Your friends: You probably have a much different relationship with your friends than with your family, and might find it easier to blow off steam with good friends than with people who are closely related to you. Friends may also have children who can spend time with your kids to help them maintain a sense of normalcy.
- Your therapist: Attending therapy while you are going through a divorce or in the immediate aftermath can do wonders for your mental health and your ability to get through each day. Divorce can be quite a traumatic experience, and a therapist will help you develop healthy coping mechanisms.
For the legal guidance and advice you need when going through a divorce in New York, contact a skilled Long Island family law attorney with Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.