The start of every year – year after year – sees a noticeable spike in
divorce rates as people decide that, with the holidays over, it is now the right
time to end their marriage. According to a 2016 article posted in the
Chicago Tribune, “After the Holidays Divorce Day Looms,” the jump is around 30% compared to most other months in a given year.
When considering how full of anxiety the post-holiday season can feel already,
knowing that you are starting a
divorce can just pile more stress on top—but it doesn’t need to be
that way. It is possible to minimize the stress and anxiety of divorce
with the help of a compassionate attorney.
Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law has helped clients through the
divorce process for more than 30 years. Our team is always ready to answer
questions, relieve anxieties, and provide the guidance our clients need
during such a personal and difficult time. Read below for tips from our
family law team on how to make your divorce as pain-free as possible and
then call us at
(516) 688-0088 to set up a personalized consultation.
Stay On Course & Ask for Help
How you approach your divorce and the type of mindset you have will dramatically
affect how the process pans out. Everyone wants to see a quick, amicable
conclusion to their divorce, but this is not always the case, nor is it
really the norm. Your idea of a fair resolution might look heads-and-tails
different from your spouse’s. Even if you disagree on just one aspect
of your divorce agreement, conflict can spark and stress can rise.
As Sari Friedman, founding attorney of Friedman & Friedman, points
out, “…having an attorney you are comfortable with and who
you feel confidence in can go a long way to relieving stress.” Teaming
up with someone who knows the law inside and out and who has taken the
time to get to know your interests and objectives in your divorce might
be all you need to finally move forward.
There Is No “One Size Fits All” Approach to Divorce
Make certain your family lawyer understands what you want out of your divorce
and does not use a “cookie cutter” solution. There are many
things that are common to almost every divorce—such as
child support—but each of these aspects is unique to your situation. There is
no one way to approach issues that are so personal. Your divorce attorney
should never treat your case the same as everyone else’s. Find a
lawyer who approaches and handles your case based on your individual needs.
Don’t Wait to Get Legal Counsel
Some people hesitate to reach out to a legal professional for assistance
because they believe there is shame or wrongdoing in divorce. This is
absolutely not true. Others try to convince themselves that it just isn’t
the “right time” to file for divorce. This is also a falsehood,
as there is no “perfect” time to file.
As Attorney Sari Friedman tells her clients, waiting too long to divorce
can bring unexpected consequences. In the post-holiday season, this often
means splitting a big holiday bonus since it still counts as marital assets.
Get legal representation and counsel as soon as you are certain of pursuing
Meet Your New York Family Law Firm
For all of your divorce,
family law, and matrimonial law needs, Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law
is here to help. We have offices in Garden City and New York City and
serve clients all throughout the greater metropolitan area. Be sure to
contact us at your earliest opportunity if you need help with child custody,
postnuptial agreements, and more. You can also call our Long Island divorce attorneys at
(516) 688-0088 to schedule a