You’ve Gotten a Divorce, Now What?

You’ve Gotten a Divorce, Now What?

Did you get separated or divorced last year? During the trying time of divorce, it can be easy to feel like you’re losing yourself. Here are our tips for wading through the first few months after your divorce is finalized.

Build a Support System – Whether you seek professional help or find a friend (or friends) that you can confide in, having a people in your life that you can talk to openly will relieve a lot of stress and tension you are feeling. This will also help prevent you from taking your anger out on your ex, your children, or innocent bystanders. A trusted confidante can go a long way during stressful times.

Find a Hobby – Whether your divorce has come after 22 months or 22 years, it can be hard to adjust to this new life. Many people say that they found themselves having more free time on their hands, unsure of what to do with it all. We suggest finding a hobby or a passion project that you can pour yourself into. Maybe you’ve always wanted to take dancing lessons, use this opportunity to explore yourself. If you have kids, start new, fun projects that will help create memories while maintaining a sense of family and support. Use this time to bond and get closer with them as well.

Keep Communication Open – While it is not easy to communicate with an ex, there are many times that you will need to speak openly with your ex-spouse during and after your divorce. It is difficult, but if it’s possible, we suggest keeping communication cordial, especially if you have children and custody agreements to maintain.

If you and your spouse need information on separations and divorces in North Carolina, contact the Family Law team at Schulz Stephenson Law. We can help answer your questions about absolute divorce, divorce from bed and board, and annulments.

Schulz Stephenson Law represents clients across Carteret County and Craven county including  Morehead City, Beaufort, Newport, New Bern, and Bayboro.

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