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The Legal, Financial and Emotional Aspects of Divorce


The legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce make the divorce process very stressful. Not only will you find it necessary to become familiar with the laws of your state pertaining to divorce, you will need to hold yourself together emotionally and physically.

Arming yourself with knowledge about the legal, financial and emotional aspects of divorce and finding ways to cope will enable you to move on to a healthy post–divorce life.

Financial Aspects of Divorce:

Before making the decision to divorce, one should weigh all their options. Become familiar with the financial aspects of divorce and how they want to proceed should they decide to divorce.

Legal Aspects of Divorce:

It is imperative that you are knowledgeable when it comes to the legal aspect of divorce. Especially laws pertaining to child custody, child support, spousal support and property division. If you know your legal rights, the process can be much less stressful.

Emotional Aspects of Divorce:

If you are going through a divorce then you don’t have to be told how stressful it is. I’ve had people tell me they didn’t know what stress was until they started the divorce process. They left their marriages due to the constant stress to only wind up suffering more stress because they weren’t prepared for the emotional aspect. It seems people fail to understand that, as stressful as their marriage is, divorce may be worse.

Statistics say that the risk of suicide is greater for people going through divorce. You become more susceptible to psychiatric problems such as depression and anxiety. Not only will your relationship with your spouse change but also, relationships with friends and family developed during your marriage. Add to all that the stress divorce will cause your child/children and you might find yourself on shaky ground emotionally. The key to surviving the emotional turmoil that divorce causes all involved is to learn and put into action good coping techniques.

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