When you go through a divorce, you’ll find yourself in the middle of managing work, children, property settlements and co-parenting – and often, divorce guilt. It’s often not discussed, but divorce is often a great upheaval in your life, and you may find yourself suffering in the aftermath with divorce guilt. Depending on whether you initiated the divorce and how acrimonious the divorce has been, your levels of divorce guilt and pain may be different, but most people go through a grieving process, and it’s important to know that this is okay.
The thought of preparing children for divorce may make you feel bad, but it’s important to know that there are ways you can make the process much easier for your kids. A traumatic result is not inevitable if parents are proactive and communicative (but not over-communicative) about the what and the why of the divorce. A parent’s behavior at the outset of the process of separating can either ease or amplify pain when preparing children for divorce. Even after the divorce, remember that you’ll still have to co-parent together, so trying to have the best relationship possible in a difficult situation will mean that everyone gets the best possible outcome. If you’re thinking of divorce, it’s best to get the conversation started early so the child knows what may happen.
If you’re thinking of separating from a spouse or partner, you’ve probably got family law questions, especially when there are children involved.
Family law is a complex area of law, and we come across lots of family law questions all the time. Below we have compiled a wide range of common family law questions that we hope will help you understand this area of the law better. Of course, for tailored advice, make sure you contact one of our friendly family lawyers!
How are alcoholism and divorce connected?
Recent research has shown that alcoholism is more likely to occur in people who are divorced rather than people who are married, and that divorced people use alcohol more obsessively. The research also shows that divorced people are more likely to develop alcoholic disorders and participate in risky activities. Previous studies showed that alcohol abuse lead to divorce, however, the recent research flips that statement backwards: Divorce can lead to alcohol abuse.
A recent case involving a woman wishing to overturn a prenuptial agreement may mean big changes for how such agreements are handled in Australian law. Previously, a pre-nuptial agreement (or binding financial agreement, as they are known in Australia) were a good way to keep your assets safe in the event of a marriage breakdown.
Divorce and depression often go hand in hand.
It is no secret that divorce can be a difficult time, especially since most people marry believing that they’ll never up getting divorced. Sometimes, only one person wants to divorce and this comes as a shock to the other person. Men and women also experience divorce differently, and many will deal with the news individually.