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Navigating the Unique Effects of Divorce on Women

Lindsey Obenhaus | March 5, 2024

Going through a divorce can be difficult for anyone, but women often experience unique psychological and financial effects in a divorce. Understanding the potential impact of divorce on your life is a key first step in empowering yourself to skillfully navigate this challenging period of your life.

Common Negative Effects of Divorce

  • Reevaluating Your Identity: Many women find that their sense of who they are is wrapped up, at least in part, in their role as a wife. When you’re used to socializing with friends as part of a couple, parenting alongside your spouse, or sharing your spouse’s last name, facing a divorce can cause you to feel uncertain about your own identity.
  • Emotional Struggles: Women going through a divorce commonly experience depression, anxiety, and guilt over the dissolution of their marriage.
  • Financial Challenges: The income gap is still all too real, and women who make less income than their spouse may feel like they have less power at the bargaining table during a divorce. It can also be more challenging for women to secure a stable financial future following a divorce, especially if they’ve spent years outside of the traditional workforce.

How to Minimize the Impact of Divorce

  • Rally Your Community Around You: When you’re feeling stressed about the divorce, lean on your friends and family for support.
  • Get Organized: Pull together all of your financial records and important documents, and draw up a budget.
  • Work With an Attorney You Can Trust: Hire an experienced divorce attorney who can help you define your goals for the future and form strategic plans that align with those goals.

At Goranson Bain Ausley, our skilled divorce lawyers are here to help you navigate the challenges of divorce and empower you to make sound decisions for your future. Call us today to schedule a consultation with our team.

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Our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of family law and will guide you through each step of the process, ensuring you have the information you need to make wise decisions and prepare for the future.

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At Goranson Bain Ausley, we strive to deliver clarity about what comes next and confidence that you and your family’s future are more secure. Contact our team and discover how we can help you.

“A divorce or child custody case can be overwhelming, emotionally and financially. I help my clients minimize these negative effects, empowering them for a better future, whether in a courtroom or at a negotiation table.”

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