Read any tabloid front page and it will often have a headline screaming about some celebrity or another’s new marriage heading for divorce court. Although more often than not these headlines are just rumors. However, there are many newlyweds who find themselves calling a divorce attorney instead of celebrating their first wedding anniversary. No matter whether a couple has been married for 20 years or one year, the divorce process can be an emotionally upsetting and stressful experience.
If you have only been married a short time and have decided that you have made a mistake, there are steps you can take to help make dealing with divorce somewhat easier. One of the first things to realize is that just because the marriage may have been short-lived, the breakup is still going to affect you emotionally. Even marriages that do not involve child custody issues will still have legal issues that may need to be addressed.
Take the time to deal with smaller details before attempting to tackle the larger ones. Breaking the divorce news to your family and friends will be one detail that you will need to address. However, you do not need to break the news to everyone right away. Take your time. Acquaintances, co-workers, etc., do not need to know what is happening until you feel comfortable in sharing with them. There will also likely be many people who will have questions about what happened. Remember, if you feel comfortable, you do not have to share anything.
Deciding where you will live after the divorce is another decision you may need to make, whether staying in the same home you have been sharing with your spouse or finding a new place of your own. If you do decide to stay in your current home, it can be good idea to put your own “mark” on it–decorate how you want it to be decorated.
You may be tempted to destroy all evidence of your marriage such as photos, wedding mementos, engagement and wedding rings. However, the pain and anger you may be feeling will eventually lessen and these are memories that you may look back and enjoy.
Divorce is difficult, so attempting recovery one step at a time may work best for you. When you are ready to move forward with the divorce, contact the experienced Kane County divorce attorneys at Bochte, Kuzniar & Navigato, P.C. to find out what legal options you have. Call (630) 377-7770 to schedule a free consultation today.