Richard E. Fowlks, Attorney at Law

Prepare for the emotional journey of divorce

You made the decision to file for divorce, but now you don't know what to do. This is a new experience for you, and it can be challenging. There are some things that you may not realize will happen as you work through the divorce process. Trying to prepare for those surprises can help you get through things with as little stress as possible.

One of the most shocking things for people filing for divorce to experience is the wide range of emotions. You might think that because you are the one who filed tha you will be overjoyed about the legal end of the marriage. But this isn't usually the case. Almost everyone who goes through a divorce endures a period of mourning. It might not necessarily be because of the end of the marriage. You might be mourning the time that you spent and the future experiences you will miss with that person.

Taking the time to work through those feelings can help you to adjust to your newly single life. This is a good time to make plans for your future. You can't go back and change the past but you can control what you do from this point onward. Decide which things make you happy and set goals for yourself to work toward.

As you go through the divorce process, keep your personal goals in mind and determine how you might be able to get closer to those with the divorce settlement. Protecting your own interests must be a priority right now for you and your family law attorney.

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