Monday, February 17, 2014

Divorce: Not just about the law

When you think of divorce, the next thought in your head is likely "attorney" or "court" or "law".  As a divorce attorney, it is important to ensure our clients look at the big picture and not just the legal aspect of the divorce.  There is a large network of individuals and groups who can help you through the process of a divorce and to help you be most successful, I have provided a general idea of those resources below:

Counselor/Therapist.  There are many counselors and therapists who specialize in divorce issues (for you and for your children if you think it would be beneficial).  Talk with your attorney about who they know and trust that might be able to help you and your family during this emotional time.

Financial Advisors.  Starting out on your own after a divorce can provide some new and difficult hurdles financially.  Talk with your attorney to help you find a trusted financial advisor who can help you plan for your future.

Support Groups.  A support group may be helpful for you to work through the changes occurring in your life.  An attorney should be able to point you in the right direction to finding a support group that will benefit you.

Coparenting Classes.  Sometimes this is court ordered, other times it may just be a good idea.  You and your ex-spouse now need to learn how to parent your children while not being together.  Coparenting classes will help you learn those skills and how to properly interact with each other and your children in this new environment.  Your attorney can help you find a coparenting class to fit your needs.

These are only a few resources an attorney can help you find and use during and after your divorce.  You should never hesitate to ask your attorney for information on other resources.  If you would like a consultation on your divorce, please contact us at (804) 447-0146 or