It may seem like your divorce is your long-awaited meal ticket of freedom from your spouse. However, you cannot finalize most divorces in California overnight. There are many issues that can arise that cause your divorce to take much longer to resolve than you anticipate. For example, your spouse may want to fight to keep you from receiving your fair share of his or her assets. Or your ex may want to challenge your right to child custody and parenting time. Anything can happen and turn your divorce into a messy, stressful and drawn out affair.
Take a look at the following ways to simplify and speed up your divorce.
You should surround yourself with friends and family to support you during this challenging time in your life. Divorce is not always easy. It may be hard for you to stay partial and rational about everything. There may be times when you feel angry and want to do everything possible to get back at your former spouse, such as not agreeing to the terms that are on the table. Your friends and family can help to keep you grounded and enable you to keep sight of the bigger picture.
Get an attorney
You may think that by not hiring an attorney you can save yourself money. However, if you and your former spouse argue about everything and are having trouble deciding custody and parenting time agreements and finalizing the terms of your divorce, you may benefit from hiring an attorney. An attorney can help you navigate through the process and protect your interests. You may have a harder and more challenging time dealing with things if you try to handle the situation alone.
All of the stress, frustration and changes that divorce brings can make it easy for you to overlook yourself. You need to remain calm, positive and clear-headed so you can strategize through your divorce to make it easier to get through.