Divorce can be stressful, anxiety-provoking, and traumatic, no matter what else is going on in your life. The uncertainty and widespread changes brought about by COVID-19 only compound the negative emotions you might be experiencing.
Whether your divorce proceedings were interrupted by COVID-19 or you plan to file for divorce in the near future, we understand what you’re going through. In today’s post, we’re going to discuss a few tips you can use to get through this difficult time and get back to living your life.
If you would like more information about divorce proceedings, child support, and child custody in relation to COVID-19 restrictions, we also recommend following our Facebook page and tuning into our weekly live Q&A sessions. We answer your questions in real-time and provide the opportunity to ask anonymously.
Supporting Yourself Through a Divorce
Setting healthy boundaries is one of the best things you can do for yourself, especially during a time in which you’re probably already feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
If you live with your spouse and haven’t yet been able to separate due to stay-at-home orders, you may want to consider sleeping in different rooms or at least separating your living spaces during the day.
If you and your spouse have separated, you may need to create emotional boundaries and limit communication. While you will still need to coordinate important activities like exchanges and discuss how each household will approach safety and sanitation, you should give yourself the space you need. In many cases, conversations that are normally done face-to-face can easily be moved to email.
Give Yourself Time to Consider Big Decisions
Many people make hasty decisions under stressful circumstances. If you’re considering liquidating your investments, moving, or making another kind of decision that could significantly affect your physical, emotional, or financial well-being, give yourself some time to think it over. Regret is the last thing you need on your mind in the midst of your divorce.
If you aren’t sure about whether you should make a big decision, ask a trusted friend or family member. Even if they don’t give you advice that ultimately influences your decision, talking through the decision with someone else might give you more insight into whether or not it’s the right move for you.
Rely on Your Support System
There’s never been a more important time to rely on your friends, family, and anyone else who’s supporting you.
If you’re in the midst of getting divorced, check in with your divorce attorney and discuss how and when you can proceed. If you haven’t yet begun the divorce process, now is the perfect time to begin talking with a family law attorney.
At Fairell Roy & Associates, we are currently taking new clients and are here to support you with anything you need. We are staying up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 developments and are helping numerous people just like you through the divorce process. From child custody and support to asset division and more, you can rely on our team to be your source of guidance and strength.
Some of the other topics we’ve covered recently include:
- COVID-19, Custody, and Child Support
- 3 COVID-19 Co-Parenting Tips
- Managing Stress During COVID-19
- Helping Your Child Cope With COVID-19
- Helping Your Child Cope With COVID-19 (Continued)
In the meantime, we invite you to contact our office if you would like to speak to an experienced divorce attorney in Atlanta.