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Tips to stay resilient during a divorce

For many people going through a divorce it can be one of the more challenging events that they experience in their life. However, Florida residents in the process of seeking a divorce may find it helpful to learn that the difficulties of the experience can be mitigated by careful preparation and knowing what to expect.

Patience in this case is definitely a virtue. All too often couples going through a divorce are willing to accept an unfair settlement agreement in order to avoid the conflict and turmoil that is almost assuredly part and parcel with negotiating the terms of any divorce settlement. However, if one is not careful when making such a decision, the financial repercussions can reverberate long after the divorce has been finalized and end up destroying one's long-term financial well-being.

Deliberations over the terms of the divorce can be long and stressful. Thus, it is important to plan for that and not expect it to be resolved quickly. In cases where a couple decides on mediation, when starting it is better for parties to hope for the best but expect the worst since it can be a long process.

Health is also an important consideration. Going through a divorce is not typically a happy moment in one's life so staying healthy can help alleviate some of the stress that can build up as the acrimony wears down on the parties. It may be helpful to eat healthy, get enough sleep and try to minimize consumption of alcohol.

Furthermore, it is important to surround oneself with supportive friends and family members. It is essential to not let the divorce proceeding consume one's mind. Finally, it is important to find experienced legal and financial advisers to help guide one through the divorce process and the challenges it brings. Typically, most parties don't have a lot of experience with divorce settlements. Therefore, having an experienced legal professional by one's side may be helpful.

Source: Forbes, "How to Stay Strong And Get What You Deserve In A Divorce," Robert Pagliarini, March 25, 2014

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