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Advice on preventing irrational decision-making during divorce

On Behalf of | Sep 25, 2019 | Divorce |

An uneventful divorce may be within the realm of possibility, but Connecticut couples facing the end of marriage would be unwise to count on it. The end of a close partnership can trigger depression, social anxiety, anger and other emotions dependent on the context of the breakup. Regardless of the specific circumstances, anyone facing such an important transition in life can make use of this advice.

The loss of a marriage can leave a person feeling ungrounded and insecure. Physical exercise, including weight lifting and periodic training, can play a large role in overcoming those feelings. Whether at the gym or in a studio class, exercise also serves as a great setting to meet new people and bond with old friends. These experiences when dealing with divorce can increase the individual’s self-efficacy.

Addressing the potential for negative emotions is a start, but no effort is guaranteed to produce an even temperament during such a tumultuous time. Unfortunately, those life-changing decisions made during and after a divorce are often irrationally impacted by emotions. The effects can damage retirement plans, result in more drastic lifestyle adjustments and affect the future of the couple’s children. A financial adviser and other professionals may help during the end of a marriage by providing much-needed reality checks and ensuring a full accounting of impacts.

The emotional fallout of a divorce can be extensive, especially when it involves issues of child custody and visitation on top of property division. Lessening the effect of emotions on decision-making is important, yet this is not a substitute for having the help of an experienced attorney. This professional may be able to provide guidance regarding all family legal issues, bring in paraprofessionals when needed and ensure that decisions move the client toward their desired outcome.