Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Other Resources You Should Consider Using During a Divorce

Typically, when people hear the word "divorce" they think of the complicated legal process of ending a marriage.  There is, however, much more to a divorce than the legal process and you should look at the process as a whole.  To do that, you may need to consider using some resources other than just an attorney.  Here's an idea of some of those resources:

Therapists.  It may be a good idea for you and your family to attend therapy sessions.  This is especially true for children who are probably struggling with the concept of your divorce.  You could consider individual therapy sessions or family therapy sessions depending on your situation.  Going to a therapist could help you through the whole process.  For example, being able to express your feelings and work through them with a professional may help you think clearer when it comes to the legal process and determining custody or dividing property. 

Financial Planners.  Whether you were in charge of the bills in your marriage or not, a financial planner is someone you should consider meeting with during a divorce.  Everything in your life is changing, and that likely includes your financial circumstances.  Financial planners can help you plan not only for your new financial situation but for your future. 

Community services.  Many counties/cities have a community services board that can provide you with resources.  The biggest one that comes to mind is a co-parenting class.  A co-parenting class is a great way to work through your new relationship with your ex-spouse and your children.  For more information on co-parenting, read here. 

Real Estate Agents, Title Companies, Mortgage Lenders.  Likely, through your divorce you are either moving to a new home or refinancing your current home.  You should consider meeting with multiple professionals in that field to determine the best course of action for you.

Ideally, your attorney will be able to help you find these resources and will collaborate with these professionals, with your permission, to come up with the best plan possible for your future as you go through your divorce and reassemble your life after your divorce.

If you are going through a divorce and would like a consultation, please contact us at (804) 447-0146 or clbaudean@baudeanlaw.com.