Going through a divorce can be challenging. When you’re in the midst of a separation, it can be difficult to look ahead to the future. However, it’s important to remember that the situation isn’t forever and that more settled times lay ahead.
Here are three common frustrations you might be experiencing during your divorce and how you can overcome them.
It’s taking too long
Here at Harrogate Family Law, we’ve always been very clear that there’s no such thing as a ‘quickie divorce’. Certainly when it comes to getting an outcome that’s right for you and your future. It’s tough to pinpoint how long a divorce will take as every set of circumstances is different.
As a general guide, the average divorce takes about 1 year to complete. Whilst it is technically possible to end the marriage within 6 – 7 months, this is usually delayed until a fair financial settlement is also in place. As such, divorce can feel like an incredibly lengthy process. This is why having the right legal team in your corner to help avoid any unnecessary delay and take the hard work off your shoulders can only ever be a good thing.
Your partner won’t compromise
If your ex-spouse isn’t prepared to be flexible, it can leave you feeling like you’re doing all the compromising. This sense of frustration is particularly difficult if you’re divorcing a narcissistic spouse.
It might be easier said than done, but try to stay calm and look at things objectively. Having the proper legal support will help you. Remember that you’re never alone, and you don’t have to navigate your divorce without any support. Harrogate Family Law has the expert team you need.
Fear of the unknown
It’s understandable if you’re worried about the future. Divorce is a significant life change and can bring up uncomfortable feelings. Whether you’re concerned about life as a single parent, what will happen to the family home or your pension, there’s a lot to think about.
It’s essential to have an outlet for your concerns and frustrations. Make sure you’re not bottling up your worries. Use expert legal advice to be clear about your options, and keep talking to friends and family about how you’re feeling.
This is also a good time to start thinking about what it is you want from your future. Build on existing support networks and create new ones so that you can begin to feel more confident and happy.
When it comes to getting the right outcome from your divorce, seeking independent legal advice is crucial. Not only does this help you to avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes, but you’ll also have the reassurance you need to know that you’re supported every step of the way.
At Harrogate Family Law, we know how important it is to be heard. Our dedicated team specialises in a range of family law matters, including separating from a narcissistic spouse and how to deal with pensions and complex financial matters. You can meet the team here.
Contact us today for a consultation to see how we can help.