Partner Gwyneth Murray-Nolan, Esq. Brings you the second part of her guide on planning for divorce. Divorce is a stressful, emotional process. Getting organized early will assist you long term.
Going through the end of a marriage can be a stressful and daunting experience, especially if you and your soon-to-be ex have children together. Since you likely place a high priority on the well-being of your children, you may have concerns about how the process will affect their lives.
In the first of this two part series, Family Law Attorney Gwyneth Murray-Nolan, Esq. gives you tips for preparing for the divorce process.
You might be eager to break up with your spouse and move forward with your own life. However, you might not be sure how to get the process started.
Choosing whether to negotiate a divorce settlement or go through the process of litigation may not be an easy decision, especially if you are still nursing feelings of resentment and anger toward your spouse. However, understanding the long-term ramifications of drawn-out litigation may allow you to consider the benefits of coming to a settlement agreement without the help of the court.
As the parent of several children, you may relate to other New Jersey parents who say they weren't quite prepared for the challenges that laid ahead in helping their kids adapt to new lifestyles after divorce. Depending on the ages of your children, you may notice a wide range of emotion from anger or frustration to sadness, depression or regressive behaviors. The key is knowing how to recognize signs of trouble and where to seek support when a particular type of problem arises.
The thought of having to go through the divorce process may be unappealing to you, as divorce is often a contentious process. This is especially true if you and your spouse have already had trouble reconciling your differences prior to filing divorce papers.
The end of a marriage will inevitably bring about change in the lives of everyone involved. If you are going through a divorce, you probably have enough stress on your plate as is, and concerns about how the outcome will impact your financial future may do little to ease the situation.