Surviving divorce

Divorce is not an easy thing for anyone to go through.  It may often feel like you are barely surviving, let alone thriving.  We understand how difficult it can be to see the light at the end of the tunnel but there are a number of ways you can help yourself move forward.

  1. Talk

This is pretty self-explanatory but remember you are going through possibly the hardest time of your life.  A problem shared is a problem halved and it is good to talk.  Whether that be with friends or someone who can provide you will professional help if the situation is affecting your mental health.

  1. Remember your divorce is unique to you

 Yes, you will know other people who have been through divorce.  Yes, they may have found themselves having similar experiences but they are not you and you are unique.  This means that how you feel about and deal with your situation is specific to you.  Do not let other people tell you how to feel or how you should be behaving.

  1. Love yourself

 Divorce can be a very draining process and there can be a lot of mudslinging involved.  You need to remember to pause, remember the person that you are and that you deserve what is best for you and your family.

  1. Discover new things

 When you have gone through divorce you may find yourself interested in exploring new things.  Perhaps join a new social group or try out a new hobby. For example, John Bishop the comedian started doing stand-up comedy as a bobby whilst going through a divorce.  This can be very therapeutic in helping you more forward with your new life.

  1. Get the right support

 One of the best pieces of advice you can be given about divorce is to ensure that you have the right support in place. It is vital to have a specialist family lawyer on your side from day one.  Here at Harrogate Family Law, we understand the emotional complexities of divorce and we are here to support you.  We will help guide you through the minefield of potential pitfalls to ensure that you get the best outcome for you and your family.

We would always recommend taking advice before making any significant decisions as they can have unforeseen repercussions.  Give us a call today on 01423 594680 to speak with one of solicitors confidentially.

Andrew Meehan is an experienced family lawyer specialising in complex divorces involving significant or hidden assets, as well as cases involving children.

He is recommended for family law by both Chambers 2019 (York, Hull and surrounding regions) and the Legal 500 2020 (Leeds/West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire region).

Everyone’s circumstances are different and this article is provided by way of general information only and must not be relied upon.  If you require legal advice on a family law issue, please feel free to contact us by emailing enquiries@harrogatefamilylaw.co.uk.