Protect Mental Well Being During a Complex Divorce

A divorce, especially a contentious one, can take an emotional toll on every member of the family. While many Illinois couples strive to amicably work through issues in order to save time and avoid litigation, there are some cases in which a complex divorce is unavoidable. When navigating this type of situation, it can be beneficial to make a deliberate effort to protect mental and emotional health.

One of the most practical ways to protect mental well-being is to ensure that any legal counsel sought is qualified and experienced in complex, contentious divorces. When an attorney is not fully committed to the goals of the client or is unable to facilitate a beneficial resolution, it can impact the individual for years to come. Every individual facing divorce can benefit from the assistance of a seasoned lawyer, even with the intention to resolve all issues out of court.

It is easy to lose focus during a contentious divorce. Emotions based on temporary situations can be poor indicators of what is truly wise and practical. While it is tempting to give in to emotionally charged decision making, the goal should be to remained focused on the ultimate goal, which is to secure a divorce order that protects rights and lays the groundwork for a positive future.

An individual should have a legal team that protects long term interests and shields clients from making unwise decisions during divorce. A complex divorce is a difficult process, but having the right help goes a long way toward protecting emotional and mental health during this time. Through a case evaluation, an Illinois individual can better understand his or her options before initiating the legal process.

Source:¬†The Huffington Post, “How to Stay Sane During a High-Conflict Divorce“, Bonnie Koehn, Sept. 22, 2015