Divorce is a massive upheaval. The process is aggravated by stress, pain and heartbreak. Regardless of how amicable we may want it to be, a divorce can open and tear wounds, leading to volcanic confrontations. It can be scary, seeing your past disintegrate and the happy future you thought you’d have vanish.
Coping with divorce requires diligence, managing your mental and physical states, as well as those of the children. Assuring the kids are okay has to be paramount, as well as setting up temporary visitation. (A child custody attorney Long Beach can help with the latter.) Do you need to find a place to live and sort out the finances? Look at the most pressing tasks, sort them and get things done.
A divorce is about two people learning their initial beliefs were wrong. There can be grief, shock, anger and denial. As hard as it’s going to be, keep in mind that this is about growth and emergence. Try to not let the reasons the marriage fell apart be the focus of the process. Divorces are usually not smooth, especially if managed without an experienced Long Beach family law attorney, but you can approach each stage with the idea of getting through it in one solid, mental piece and be better for it.
Get ready to build your new life, despite any trepidation. While your family lawyer Long Beach CA focuses on legal matters, look for the building blocks for your new life and anticipate being productive, active and attractive, and expect it to take time.
Riley Khorram is a Long Beach family law attorney who specializes in child custody and family law.