Over the years, divorce rates have remained steady and even climbed with some demographics. These days, researchers estimate that 1 in 2 marriages will end in divorce, which includes about 40% of all new marriages.
As family law attorneys, we’ve helped countless clients work through their divorce process and have noticed that discourse tends to focus on a few key things: custody, asset division, child support, alimony, and more.
Today, we want to talk about a few other common factors that aren’t discussed as often, especially as the divorce comes to a close and you’re ready to move towards a fresh new start.
It’s Normal to Feel Sad or Depressed After the Divorce is Finally Over
Many people expect to feel relief or happiness once the divorce is done and over with. This is especially true when someone has been stuck in an unhappy marriage for years. While many people do experience the nirvana they expected, others fall into a depression or don’t get the relief they were waiting for.
This is normal, especially because separating from a spouse feels like a significant emotional loss. These feelings are often amplified when children are involved. Remember that it’s perfectly acceptable for you to grieve over the loss of your living and family situation. Give yourself time to work through any post-divorce emotions, expected or unexpected.
Starting from Scratch Can Be Overwhelming
Another issue that often catches our clients by surprise is how difficult or challenging it can be to start a new life. Even simple tasks such as setting up a new residence, moving all your finances to separate accounts, and other administrative tasks can feel monumental when you’re staring down a path of uncertainty.
Take a deep breath and work through each task one at a time. Don’t feel pressured to rush through things, and as always, don’t be afraid to ask a legal professional for help.
Learn More Today
These are just some of the unexpected facets of divorce that may catch you off guard as soon as everything has been concluded. To learn more about divorce or other issues that center on family law in CA, know that we at R & S Law Group, LLP are here to help.
We at R & S Law Group, LLP offer free initial consultations. Simply call us at (949) 825-5245 to schedule your appointment with our skilled team of family law attorneys today.