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Divorce: Stay healthy while navigating emotional and legal issues

Many Wisconsin residents are currently undergoing some major life changes. Some have suffered the unexpected loss of a loved one. Other, perhaps, have been laid off or fired from their jobs. There are also many people who are currently navigating divorce proceedings, which can have a significant emotional, financial and legal impact on a person's life.

Coping with divorce is, in many ways, similar to grieving the death of a loved one. Even if the man or woman in question is the one who initially filed for divorce, he or she might still be hit with bouts of sorrow, anger or other emotions that are difficult to process. This is one of many reasons it is helpful to build a strong support network from the start; having a trusted friend or family member to lean on or an experienced legal advocate on hand when needed can mean the difference between getting stuck in a rut and successfully moving on to a new lifestyle.

Simply recognizing that emotions may fluctuate can help a person going through divorce develop healthy coping skills. It is okay to feel sad one day and happy the next. No two people react exactly the same and there is no right or wrong way to feel. Allowing oneself to process each emotion and taking time to rest and plan for the future can promote emotional healing.

Avoiding contention may help keep divorce stress to a minimum. When legal problems arise, they can quickly take a toll on one's emotional health, which, in turn, can have adverse effects on physical health as well. Staying closely connected to an experienced Wisconsin divorce attorney makes support easily accessible, which typically means solutions to even the most complex legal problems may be found in less time than it would take to obtain similar results by representing oneself in court.

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