Something that many people deal with during divorce is anxiety. It may be the anxiety of losing a spouse, losing a second income or being separated from children. It could be anxiety about finding money to pay for legal expenses or anxiety about living alone.
All people going through divorce have their own challenges, but if anxiety is yours, there are some things you can do to help yourself. One of them is to work with your attorney from the start with a budget you have in hand.
When you create a budget, you're going to be able to see how the divorce affects you now and in the future. If you see you can't make ends meet, it gives you time to find a second job or to seek alimony. If you worry about losing time with your children, working with your attorney to negotiate a fair parenting plan can ease some of that feeling.
It is normal to have anxiety and fear during a divorce
It is normal to deal with fear and anxiety when you're going through a divorce, but that doesn't mean those feelings have to control you. By taking the time to work through each fear rationally, you can find arrangements and solutions that work in your favor and relieve that stress. Your attorney can help you negotiate for the parenting schedule you want and for alimony if you need it. Having someone on your side is beneficial in keeping you calm and educated.
Our site has more on the importance of a good legal education when you're going through divorce. Good help can help relieve the tension you're feeling.