Maybe they’ve been threatening it for a while. Maybe it was a total surprise and you were served divorce papers out of the blue? Maybe you discussed divorcing but you’ve since changed your mind? Life is full of unpleasant surprises, but that doesn’t mean your life is over!
If divorce has you stressing about the future, there is help available to you. The legal team at Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf have handled divorce cases of all kinds in the Baton Rouge area. While you might feel blindsided by your divorce, we’re ready to handle your legal situation with a combined 55 years of legal experience. When you want something in life you can trust, we’re here. Get started with these 9 tips for how to take positive steps forward after your spouse asks for a divorce.
Do NOT ignore the situation. The first thing you need to know when your spouse asks for divorce is that action on your part is required. Ignoring the situation is perhaps the worst thing you can do. An impending divorce is overwhelming, and often unexpected, but ignoring the issue will only impact you negatively. Ignoring your spouse’s request for divorce will certainly not make it go away!
Educate yourself. Now that you’ve decided to be proactive, the best thing you can do is to educate yourself regarding your options. Many people don’t know that they can choose mediation as the method of their divorce. Talk to a qualified divorce attorney about the options that are best for you and your family.
Take control of the situation. Even if you were blindsided by your spouse’s desire for divorce, you still have the power to deal with the situation in a way that will do more good than harm. By working with a trustworthy divorce lawyer, you can choose the outcomes that will benefit you (and your children if you have them) in the long run. Remember that taking control of the situation for the better might mean acting “nicer” than you feel like acting.
Do not try to take revenge. Firing back with intentions for a messy divorce will not help you. If you have kids, it will definitely not help them. You might be tempted to make the divorce difficult for your ex, but remember that this will also negatively impact you with added stress, expenses, and time spent arguing back and forth.
Choose the most peaceful route possible. Consider mediation, a less “messy” path to divorce that many experts recommend. Want to know if mediation will work for you? Talk to Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf today! With immediate consultation and consistent personal service at your fingertips, Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf is the legal solution that works for you.
Stand up for your rights. Taking advantage of your legal rights starts with understanding your rights! Many people who are blindsided by divorce take actions such as moving out of their house without understanding their legal rights, according to LegalZoom. Just because your spouse served you divorce papers doesn’t mean you have to do everything they demand! You have the right to your best interests too! A dedicated divorce attorney can help you understand and achieve what you’re entitled to under law.
Get legal help! Find an experienced divorce attorney who can help you get your best possible outcomes and to make the situation as stress-free as possible.
Talk to trusted friends and a therapist. Remember that it’s okay to not feel okay. Even when you are educated and empowered with the above tips, divorce is a life-changing event that can certainly feel overwhelming. It’s totally acceptable to need help and to get help! Divorce experts from the Huffington Post suggest talking to friends and experienced therapists to help you stay emotionally healthy during this time. You might be tempted to isolate yourself, but this will not help you reclaim your life and your health.
Remind yourself that you’re going to be okay. Divorce does bring significant changes, but you do have a future outside of divorce, and the potential to make a great life for yourself. Your future potential is why at Miller, Hampton & Hilgendorf, we believe in working so hard to make your best possible outcomes happen! And it’s why we’re here to help you become educated and empowered to make that future a reality!
Are you facing all the unknowns of divorce in Baton Rouge, Louisiana? When you need help achieving your best possible outcomes, top-notch legal assistance is vital. Get your life back with personalized legal advice available around the clock. Your future is at stake, so don’t settle for less than the best! Call 225-343-2205 or send us a message online.
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