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Do You Have Any 2024 New Year's Resolutions? We Do!

Author: Olivia Dodd
Date: Dec 29 2023

For many divorce attorneys, the first business day after New Year’s is often dubbed "divorce day." If divorce is on your horizon in the coming year, consider these six resolutions to facilitate a smoother, more favorable process.

 

Secure Legal Representation (or at Least Consult with an Attorney)

While amicable divorces can proceed without legal counsel, even the potential for contention highlights the importance of having a lawyer. Meeting with a divorce attorney allows you to anticipate the timeline and complexity of your family law matter.

 

Organize Your Finances

A clear understanding of joint and individual debts, as well as assets, is pivotal to reaching a fair divorce settlement. Your lawyer can provide guidance, but creating a preliminary list assigning responsibilities for debts and assets can be beneficial. This step aids in anticipating alimony and child support discussions.

 

Exercise Caution on Social Media

Resist the temptation to disparage your soon-to-be ex-spouse on social media. Consider reviewing and editing your existing posts. If you need to vent, do so offline with trusted friends and family.

 

Educate Yourself on the Divorce Process

Leverage online resources to understand the divorce process in your state. Ensure your information is reliable, as proceeding with incorrect details can be more detrimental than having no information. Compile questions about the process to discuss with potential lawyers during consultations. Our online course, Divorce 101, is an excellent starting point.

 

Prioritize Self-Care

Recognize the toll divorce can take on your well-being. Schedule sessions with a therapist, establish or maintain an exercise routine, or embark on a creative project. Taking time for self-care is essential during this challenging period.

 

Envision Post-Divorce Goals

Amidst the intricacies of divorce proceedings, take a moment to envision your life after finalization. Develop a list of goals related to family, career, hobbies, and creative pursuits. Acknowledge the impending changes and embrace the opportunity to create a better life for yourself.

 

At Florida Women’s Law Group, we understand that getting a divorce can be an emotionally challenging and overwhelming experience. That’s why it’s important to have knowledgeable professionals on your side who can help you navigate through this difficult time. Our team of attorneys will help you understand your legal rights and be your advocate, so you can move forward with your life, feeling confident about your future. Contact us.

If you or someone you know is going through divorce or is thinking about a divorce, of course reach out to us at 904-900-2419 or request an appointment here! 

 

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