What some can expect following a divorce

On behalf of Gary Kirk of Kirk Montoute Dawson LLP posted in Family Law on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

As is the case with most things in life, for many people, following a divorce there are positive and negative points. With the abundance of older individuals who are choosing to divorce after the age of 50, there are certain things they may expect to face. In this post we will focus on three stages a 54-year-old man who recently divorced, identified as being common for many people after the age of 50.

The first stage is surviving. The end of a marriage—even if it was not a good one—can be extremely difficult. This is particularly true if your marriage was a long one. Letting yourself feel the pain you may be experiencing is normal and the best way to move through it. Getting a grip on your new financial reality is also important at this point.

The second stage is about revival. This entails not only viewing your marriage as the source of some good in your life but also forgiving your ex if he or she wronged you. At this point, you also have the opportunity to start over on your own terms the way in which you choose.

The thriving stage is where things start to really get good. After what may have been years of living in an unhappy marriage, this phase is all about you and the things you want in your life. Among other things, this may include becoming involved in another romantic relationship. At this point you are being paid back for all of your hard work.

To position yourself in the best possible place after a divorce, it is important to take steps to get all you are owed financially. A divorce lawyer can be of assistance in this.

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