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3 sources of help when going through a divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 6, 2024 | Family Law |

Divorce can feel like a lonely time, but it certainly does not have to be. You likely have plenty of sympathetic people willing to help you in whatever way they can. Once you tell them you are divorcing you may find things will be much easier than if you were to try and tackle everything alone.

Here are some groups of people to consider telling you are divorcing and asking for support through this challenging time

Family and friends

Your family and friends will probably be willing to assist you in multiple ways, but they may be waiting for you to explain how they can help. Examples could range from collecting your children from school when you have a meeting, to accompanying you for a coffee to chat or just being there at the other end of the phone when you need someone to talk to.

Your boss and colleagues at work

Going through a divorce can occupy your thoughts and time, which might affect your work. Informing your boss allows them to understand why you are not performing at your best and to support you through it instead of criticizing you for it. They could offer time off when necessary or reduce your workload to assist you during this time.

Legal guidance 

While divorce can be a highly personal and emotional matter it is also a legal matter. Changing your status from married to no longer married will affect things from taxes to estate planning to custody of your children. Getting appropriate legal guidance at this time is essential to ensure you make informed decisions and safeguard your future.