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Bracing for the emotional and financial challenges of divorce

Getting a divorce can trigger all different sorts of transitions in a person's life. When going through a divorce, a person can sometimes feel like the changes that are occurring are so numerous as to be virtually uncountable. Such a period of great transition can have many challenges associated with it. 

For one, emotional challenges can be associated with the various life changes a divorce can trigger. Transitioning from married life to divorced life is often not emotionally easy and can often leave a person dealing with some rather strong and difficult feelings. 

There are things a divorcing individual can do to brace themselves for these emotional challenges. One is to build up a strong support system. This can include carefully deciding what friends and family members one wants to have in one's inner circle post-divorce and who one trusts most to be good people to go to for comfort and support when things get emotionally difficult during and after the divorce. 

When one has built up a support system for helping them deal with the emotional aftermath of divorce transitions, it can be very important for them to remember to not be afraid to use this support system. A support system of close friends and family can't really do its job if a person is never willing to turn to it and reach out for help when needed.

The various different changes a divorce can trigger in a person's life can also pose some financial challenges for a person. As with the emotional challenges of divorce transitions, divorce-transition-related financial challenges can be braced for.

One thing that can be an important part of trying to put oneself in a strong position for dealing with the financial challenges that can come in connection to transitioning to divorced life is exercising appropriate care when working on reaching a financial settlement in the divorce. Having a fair settlement regarding issues like alimony and division of assets can be very important for the financial futures of both of the divorcing parties. Thus, one thing that a divorcing individual may want to do when it comes to the property division issue in their divorce is seek out the advice of a divorce lawyer on what strategies they may want consider pursuing in regards to this issue.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Resiliency and Divorce: How to Bounce Back," Beth Cone Kramer, June 8, 2015

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