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What to Do After Your Divorce Is Final

Posted on in Divorce/Family Law

Delafield divorce attorneyIf your divorce has recently been finalized, you are likely relieved and wondering how to move on with your life. We have compiled this list of tips to help you live the high quality of life you deserve post-divorce:

1. Change Your Passwords

Your ex-spouse likely knows all of the logins and passwords to your online accounts, including email, social media, online shopping sites, credit cards, and bank accounts. Be sure to change all of your online passwords and keep track of them in a notebook or password management app. By changing your passwords, you will not have to worry about your ex causing any damage to your reputation or finances.

2. Join a Support Group

A support group can give you the opportunity to meet others who have gone through the divorce process and are coping with the same challenges as you. If you would like more one-on-one guidance, consider seeing a therapist.

3. Plan an Event at Least Once a Month

Having something to look forward to each month can help you find joy and happiness in life again. Whether the event is dinner with an old friend, a concert, or a weekend getaway, you will smile every time you see it on your calendar.

4. Encourage Open Communication With Children

If you have children, ensure they know that the divorce does not change the fact that you are their parent and you will always love them. Encourage them to be open with you and express their feelings. Listen to them when they vent, and tell them you will always be there for them.

5. Focus on Your Financial Well-Being

Your divorce likely took a toll on your finances. Whether you will be receiving or paying child or spousal support, you should make it a priority to focus on improving your financial health. This may mean working towards a higher paying position, securing a side job, or starting your own business. Improving your finances may also mean downsizing, reducing expenses, or contributing more money to your retirement account.

6. Review and Revise Legal Documents

One of the most important tasks you should complete after your divorce is final is reviewing and revising your legal and estate planning documents, ensuring that your beneficiaries have been updated. These documents include trusts, powers of attorney, wills, life insurance policies, and retirement accounts. 

Contact Our Experienced Delafield Divorce Attorneys

During and after your divorce, reach out to our highly skilled Waukesha County divorce lawyers. We will provide you with further guidance on steps you can take to ensure a happy future, and we will answer any questions you may have. Call us today at 262-203-4916 for a free consultation. 

Sources:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/markeghrari/2016/08/14/the-first-thing-you-must-do-when-your-divorce-is-final/#54427b234930

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