As with most things in life, there are varying levels of successes when dealing with divorce. It is a rough-and-tumble experience that will leave you a wholly different person in the end. The question is, how will you live it – like someone play fighting with his or her younger sibling, or entering the ring against Muhammad Ali. That all depends on how good your support staff is.
Of course, there are different people who require varying levels of support. Not everyone is going to need or be able to afford to use these avenues. But after experiencing many of these divorces firsthand, I can tell you that these following people are key for making this tremendous transition.*
Divorce Financial Advisor While I'm trying to work toward securing your future, what about the now and upcoming? A DFA can take a realistic snapshop of your current situation and address it with you so there aren't more surprises in store than there should be.
Therapist This goes back to the emotional experience I referenced earlier. There are going to be times when you need to just unload to someone who isn't your lawyer or your family, and your friends start ignoring your phone calls. A therapist can help you guide your life in this rocky time, and can maybe resolve issues that brought about the divorce in the first place. If going this route, remember that some therapists are specialized in divorce proceedings, so maybe look for them.
Vocational Expert This is for those who haven't been in the workforce for a while because the other partner was making enough to cover both of you or family decided to be your career. It will not only allow you to see what jobs are a perfect fir your the skills you posses, but the information obtained could be used to figure out the alimony ettlement in court.
*Of course this means besides me, the divorce lawyer. I'm a major part of the process other than the divorcing party in this scenario.