Most couples filing for divorce are chiefly concerned with the proceedings. Perhaps rightly so—divorce proceedings are complex and time-consuming, even in relatively simple cases with amicable spouses. However, very few couples see a divorce proceeding as an initiation into a whole new life.

It is more than a legal procedure—it is beginning an entirely new stage of life. It means becoming used to single life once again. It perhaps means adjusting to a whole new financial state. For many couples, it may mean not seeing your children as often as you would like.

Whatever the concerns, The Harris Law Firm has made resources available to newly-divorced individuals who are seeking to establish a “new normal.” From personal support to learning how to handle the holidays with a split family, these articles will empower divorcees to rebuild their lives with poise and grace.

If you have questions that are not answered by the following articles, feel free to reach out to our firm.

Imagine a Better Life While there is no doubt that divorce is one of life’s most painful experiences, it is also important to realize that a separation of this nature also offers an opportunity for growth. Following the divorce, you will be faced with new choices that may offer even greater ...
All newly divorced people must consider how soon they want to begin dating and what they are looking for in a new mate. For a parent who is dating after divorce, a profoundly important aspect of a dating partner’s qualities is how he or she relates to children. Qualities that will likely be ...
When planning for the holiday season, divorced parents must make an extra effort to communicate with their former spouse. Holiday plans must be made with everyone’s feelings in mind, and must be created with understanding, patience, diplomacy, and respect. Topics of conversation will include gift ...
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If you are contemplating divorce or have been asked for a divorce, you are most likely experiencing feelings of sadness, anger, regret or even downright panic. Divorce is a stressful experience, even if you are the one who wants to get out of the marriage. If you have children, you know they too are ...
If you have had difficulty coping with divorce, imagine how hard it is on your kids. Life as they knew it is now forever changed, and they are going through a whirlwind of emotions which may include sadness, anger and feelings of confusion and loss. Helping kids with divorce must be a top priority ...
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Whatever the reason for your divorce, making the decision to end your marriage is a painful and difficult one. Our relationships begin with the hope for a bright future, but when they fail, the sense of loss can be devastating. It is not simply the loss of the relationship that we grieve, but also a ...
Sometimes a marriage cannot be saved but a great deal can be done to ensure the healthy functioning of the still-existing family. One area that deserves notice is the establishment of appropriate boundaries in divorced and divorcing families. It is important to avoid boundaries that are either too ...