Tips for getting help when facing divorce

Where to get Help When Facing Divorce

I was recently invited to collaborate on an expert panel and share some insights on how to prepare for divorce and keep it peaceful. Here are my best tips:

There are ways to prepare for a divorce when it is only a matter of when. See what resources are available where you live by calling your local United Way. When my divorce started, I felt like I was wandering around in a fog. United Way told me about a course that was given by our community college (also nationally) called “Women in Transition,” which helped tremendously.

MeetUp.com is world-wide and has various groups, including divorce-focused ones in some locales. There are divorce magazines online which are packed with articles on preparing for and getting through divorce. Some churches have divorce workshops.

If in a rocky marriage heading towards divorce, think about what personal property (yours alone) that you could sell for immediate cash. Consider opening a bank account in your name only in order to have access to funds in case community ones are frozen. Some people buy gift cards or request them as presents when their spouses seemed ready to depart.

Gather your support system around you when preparing for divorce. They can help with practical tasks, such as babysitting or listening when you need to vent.

You are not alone and people can help you every step of the way.

You can read the full article here:   How to Prepare for Divorce

You can find more useful tips on how to prepare for divorce in this post we contributed to on Equitable Mediation’s website.