Avoiding Post-Divorce Pitfalls

Once your divorce is over and you are moving forward with your life, you may feel your worries are over. This is a new chapter in your life and a time for change, however there are some pitfalls you should be aware of as you create your future.

  • Overspending. The months immediately following your divorce are a dangerous time for your finances. You are likely setting up your own individual household, which means there are many things you need to buy. You are facing a completely new group of bills and your income may have changed. In addition, you are likely paying legal bills. It is easy for your financial life to get out of control at this point. The best plan is to create a monthly budget that fits within your income and stick to it. You need to also plan for emergencies and the unexpected.
  • Rebound relationships. Some people dive right into the dating scene immediately after a divorce, determined to start their new life. While it can be healthy to meet new people and design a new social life for yourself, it is important to be honest with yourself about what type of relationship you are really ready for. Dating before you are truly ready can be a recipe for disaster.
  • Lost friendships. There is no question that your personal life requires some readjustment after divorce and it is common to lose touch with some friends, particularly those with whom you spent time as couples. It is tempting to clean house and think no one who was in your married life can understand your new situation. Don’t be too hasty to break up with friends. They may understand more than you expect and long-standing friendships can give you a sense of stability as many things in your life are changing.

The skilled lawyers at DeTorres & DeGeorge are here to help you through your divorce. Call us today.

About DeTorres and DeGeorge Family Law

DeTorres and DeGeorge Family Law is a New Jersey based family law firm that has been helping New Jersey residents achieve the best possible results in their divorce for nearly 30 years. The DeTorres and DeGeorge Family Law team is always ready to fight for their clients’ rights – determined to help New Jersey families overcome legal challenges from start to finish. Our legal team, with over 65 years of combined experience, provides expert guidance on all family law and divorce-related matters, including custody and parenting time, alimony and child support, equitable distribution of assets, premarital agreements, post-divorce issues, executive compensation distribution, divorces for business owners, and divorce mediation. The firm has been recognized for its dedication and expertise in the industry by multiple local and national organizations, including Super Lawyers, Law Firm 500, and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Rosanne DeTorres, Managing Partner, is one of 150 lawyers certified as a matrimonial law attorney.

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