If previous years are any indication, January will be the busiest month for divorce attorneys during 2014. The Huffington Post reports that January sees so many more divorces than other months that it has been dubbed “divorce month.” You may be wondering, “why January?”
Couples who are considering divorce during November and December generally choose to wait until after the holidays to file in order to avoid the difficulty of explaining their divorce to their gathered family all at once. Also, waiting until the New Year often makes more fiscal sense when it comes time to file taxes for the previous year.
We have compiled three resolutions that could help you take the divorce in stride. At Elliot Green Law Offices, we have helped people in Brooklyn with their divorce needs for years, and we would love the opportunity to show you the level of service that has kept us in business. To schedule a consultation with a divorce attorney in your area, Call Us At 718-260-8668 Today!
1. I Will Take The High Road With My Ex Spouse.
Treating your ex-spouse with respect is the surest way not to let your divorce ruin your new year. This can be difficult, especially if the divorce was highly contested, or they are rude to you. But remaining angry only really affects you. Don’t let your health or mood suffer because of issues from the past.
2. I Will Look To The Future.
Keep the past where it is. Learn what you can from the marriage and the divorce, and leave the anger and resentment behind. Take some time to think about your future. Your plans and goals are all your own now, so make a plan to pursue your passions.
There is no switch in your mind that you can flip to forget the past, but the more that you look forward to and work toward the future, the more you’ll notice yourself forgetting to be sad.
3. I Will Focus On Loving Myself.
The months (and sometimes years) that lead up to divorce are often filled with fighting on the level of emotional warfare. Chances are, both you and your ex said things out of anger that you didn’t mean, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve forgotten what was said about you.
Resolve to stop focusing on your flaws and start playing to your strengths. Take some time to find yourself through activities and pursuits that are all your own. If you’ve always wanted to take a pottery class, then now’s the time.
At Elliot Green Law Offices, we understand the desire to start off the New Year fresh, and we will do everything within our power to keep your divorce smooth while working toward the outcome that you want. To show you what a good divorce attorney looks like, we offer a free initial consultation. To schedule yours, Call Us At 718-260-8668 Today!