3 Ways to Cope with Divorce
Divorce is never an easy process. Even if you and your spouse acknowledge that your marriage has broken down beyond repair, it is still difficult to come to terms with the concept of divorce. In spite of this, the American Psychological Association claims that as many as 40 percent to 50 percent of couples in America will divorce, and even more continue to divorce in their second and subsequent marriages.
While it may be a daunting process, there are several steps you can take that may assist you in coping with both the divorce process and its aftermath. If you are considering a divorce, it may also be beneficial to speak to a Broward County family attorney. An experienced attorney, or even divorce attorneys, can examine your situation and will help you avoid making key mistakes that may disadvantage you in the long-run.
Call the Law Office of Curtis R. Cowan today for advice. Mr. Cowan handles family law matters relating to divorce, parenting plans and child support, and he has more than 29 years of experience. Call us today at 954-768-0720 to schedule an appointment.
Here are three ways to help you cope with your divorce:
1. Consult an Attorney and Other Experts
Experts suggest that it is important to consult with an attorney even before you consider filing for divorce. Psychologist Dr. Phil claims that good advice early on in the process can give you an advantage that will help you cope in the long run. An experienced attorney will be able to assist you in most facets of a divorce and may alleviate considerable stress.
Dr. Phil also recommends consulting other related experts, including a financial planner and psychologist. These experts will have seen it all before, and they know how to help you plan for the present and future.
2. Add Your Name to Bank Accounts
Another suggestion from Dr. Phil is to add your name to all bank and investment accounts to make sure that your spouse does not disappear with your money. If your name is on all official documents, you will have an equal claim to them in court, and it will be harder for your spouse to disappear with this money.
Experts suggest timing your divorce carefully to coincide with possible benefits that your spouse may be due to receive in the near future. Consider delaying your divorce filing until your spouse receives due bonuses or payouts.
If you file for divorce before he or she receives these bonuses, the court may not include them as marital property. Do not delay too long, though, because being better prepared and filing for divorce first hold some benefits.
If you are considering a divorce, a Broward County divorce lawyer may be able to help. At the Law Office of Curtis R. Cowan, we can handle a wide range of family law matters and help you through the process. Call us today at 954-768-0720 to schedule an appointment.