Going through a divorce is extremely challenging, but there are steps that people in North Carolina can take to ameliorate the process. For starters, individuals should ensure they have a strong support system, and they should reach out to their family and friends for help. Everyone knows divorce is emotionally taxing, and a person’s loved ones should be more than happy to do something fun with the person or to talk things out if needed.
Individuals should also work on separating their emotions from the more business-like aspects of the divorce. Valuating assets and property and determining how to divide them between spouses should be done as unemotionally as possible. If nothing else, individuals should suppress their emotions when they go into a family law courtroom. If the judge needs to make a decision on how to divide assets, no one wants to make a bad impression.
If minor children are involved, parents should refrain from expressing negative thoughts about the other parent to the children. Though it can be appropriate in some situations to ask children about their custody preferences, children should generally be excluded from discussions regarding divorce negotiations, and they should not be forced to pick sides.
Generally speaking, it’s a better practice to focus on oneself than on hating an ex. Exercising regularly, eating healthy, and taking other measures to be one’s best self are more productive than dwelling. If someone needs to vent, there are healthy ways of doing so, like in a session with a therapist. Though family law attorneys are not therapists, a good family law attorney will be patient and supportive of clients during divorce proceedings, and an attorney can help with negotiating the division of marital assets to take some stress off of the client.