Selecting Your Divorce Support Team: Who Should You Include?

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Selecting Your Divorce Support Team: Who Should You Include?

2 July 2019
 Categories: Law, Blog


If you are getting divorced, it's essential to surround yourself with the right people who can help you navigate this tricky and stressful situation. Although divorce processes vary from one couple to another, there are primary areas you need to get support from — legally, emotionally, and financially. As you put together a support team, ensure a skilled and experienced member represents each area. Here are people you should include in your support team even before the divorce process starts.

Divorce lawyer

A divorce lawyer is one of the support persons you'll need to handle all the legal aspects of your case. They will offer legal advice and make sure you weigh the pros and cons of each choice you make, file your paperwork and answer every question you might have regarding the divorce. Choose a lawyer who knows your state's divorce laws and can advocate for your needs during the divorce. In other words, they'll ensure your best interests are met legally.

Mediator

A mediator is a person who will help by negotiating your settlement, and both you and your spouse don't have to be present. The services mediators offer are very critical, especially if you are dealing with high-conflict divorce and you can't stand being in the same place with your spouse. Since the mediator will be settling key aspects of your case, be sure to pick a person you have faith and trust in.

Divorce financial analyst

The financial matters that surround a divorce are devastating. For this reason, proper planning is required, and you'll need the help of a financial analyst who specialises in divorce. The analyst will access your financial status quo and create a plan that will assist you in addressing your short and long-term monetary requirements adequately. You will need the plan to guide you once the divorce is complete and you are alone, or with the kids.

It's also advisable to get a family member or friend who will assist you to be financially accountable. Ensure this person is responsible and can encourage you to stick to the budget and not to blow up the little you have left.

Counsellor, family members and friends

For emotional support, you need the help of your loved ones and close friends. They will offer a shoulder to lean on during this challenging time by helping you feel loved. If the situation is overwhelming, you can always get a therapist who will assist you in addressing your grief. This way, you will live a positive life even after the divorce.