In Georgia and elsewhere, a couple making the decision to divorce is already
challenging. This decision may be even more difficult when others attempt
to give couples advice about how they should proceed in their divorce.
A divorce can cause strong emotionally swings that may be a necessary
step in the coping process.
When divorcing, many individuals are given the advice that it is important
to remain positive and happy. While this advice may assist some, avoiding
the need to grieve after a divorce may prevent an individual from resolving
their feelings of loss sooner. During a divorce, individuals may face
many challenges that can be stressful. Allowing these individuals to grieve
and be true to their feelings, whether they are happy or sad, may be more
beneficial than demanding positive thinking when they are not ready.
Divorce requires the additional stressors of deciding how to divide assets
and how to financially support the children as two separate households.
It is important for couples going through the divorce process to cooperate
with one another. The quicker couples are able to reasonably compromise,
the quicker they may move on with their lives. Couples may consider how
their conduct in the divorce process may affect their families in the
future. Divorcing couples with children will likely be in each other's
lives for many years. Parents in the divorce process should recognize
how their actions and behaviors may affect their children. Being open
and honest about custody matters may lessen the tension when creating
While it is important to allow divorcing individuals to heal on their own
terms, it is important that they try not to let their negative feelings
get involved in the legal implications of the divorce process. A divorce
may have its challenges, but it is also provides individuals a fresh start
and new beginnings. A divorce attorney can help assess the financial situation
of debt and marriage assets. Child support and spousal support are other
areas where a family law advocate can be of assistance.