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Considering divorce? Take steps to protect emotional well being.

California readers know that the end of a marriage is a difficult and complicated process, even for the most amicable of couples. When an individual is facing divorce or considering this step, it can be quite beneficial to prepare for the emotional difficulties that are ahead. This effort can ease the stress and strain of divorce and perhaps help avoid unnecessary arguments and disputes.

It is important to acknowledge the difficulty of a divorce. From child custody to property division, there are many issues that must be addressed and resolved, and it can be an overwhelming process. During divorce, family members will be quick to give advice and announce their opinions, which can add stress and cast doubt on decisions that have already been made. 

Protecting one's emotional well-being during divorce is helpful for the long-term stability of post-divorce life. During the divorce process, it is critical to make decisions with a strong, stable future in mind, not temporary emotions or the well-intentioned advice of an ill-informed family member. Working with an experienced family law attorney is a crucial part of protecting one's emotional and mental well-being during divorce.

The end of a marriage is rarely easy, but it is possible to ease some of the stress and difficulty of this process. Experienced legal support is important, as is being intentional about emotional health during this time. It can be helpful to know what to expect from divorce by seeking a complete case evaluation with an experienced California family law practitioner. 

Source: The Huffington Post, "5 Things To Pack For Your Divorce Journey", Sara Woodard-Ortiz, Sept. 20, 2016

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