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Building a Divorce Support Network

Sarah Aminzadeh Milinsky | June 25, 2024

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Between financial burdens and emotional stress, the divorce process is enough to weigh anyone down. However, you don’t have to go through it alone. Though you may be losing a spouse, a divorce is the perfect time to turn to others in your life and build or strengthen your support network.

What’s important to note is that no two divorces or divorce support networks look exactly the same. Everyone’s situation is unique, and that means your specific support network will be as well. However, there are some common people and groups that divorcing individuals turn to during this trying time.

Friends and Family

When going through a divorce, remember that your spouse wasn’t the only one who cared about you. Friends and family can be important additions to your support network. They may know the struggles you went through in your marriage and want to lend a hand in any way they can. Even after divorce, support will still be crucial as you move into the next chapter of your life, and your friends and family can be there every step of the way.

Divorce Support Groups

Friends and family mean well, but it can be hard for them to grasp just how much of an impact divorce has on your life if they haven’t been through it themselves. Speaking with someone who knows how difficult divorce is can often be helpful. Divorce support groups provide a safe space for individuals going through a divorce to meet and support one another. Though these people may be strangers, you may find that they understand your needs more than your closest friends. There are even online support groups for those not comfortable meeting in person.

Counselors and Therapists

Divorce can be a traumatic experience, especially for those who do not see it coming. If you feel like the process is taking a significant emotional toll on you, consider turning to a professionally trained counselor or therapist. They have the knowledge and tools required to help you deal with the trauma of your divorce healthily and effectively. You can also continue to see them for after-divorce support for as long as you need.

Financial Professionals

One of the biggest contributors to stress during a divorce is the financial impact. If you have concerns over your financial stability post-divorce, an accountant or financial advisor can be a valuable addition to your divorce support network. These professionals can offer the guidance and support you need to ensure that your financial future is secure.

Divorce Lawyers

The legal procedures involved with divorce can be complicated and potentially overwhelming. That’s why it is important to work with a divorce attorney who makes you feel comfortable. They will guide you through the process and make sure you understand what’s happening each step of the way.

Let our knowledgeable family law attorneys help to shoulder your burden during this difficult time. Contact us today to speak with an empathetic Goranson Bain Ausley divorce lawyer.

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