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People you Should Have on Your Divorce Team

Posted on November 26, 2019

Divorce is a complicated process that can seep into every aspect of your life. Even when a split between two people is amicable, complexities may arise that are just too difficult to handle on your own. When taking into consideration any shared property and assets, and especially your children, it is prudent to seek professional help to ensure your post-divorce future is happy and healthy.

Who should be on your divorce team?

  1. Divorce Attorney: Your divorce attorney will be your advocate throughout the divorce proceedings. Even if the split isn’t particularly acrimonious, an attorney can help you navigate the complicated legal system thus avoiding financial harm or future legal proceedings.Perhaps most important, is an attorney’s ability to translate your desires into a clear and legally binding agreement that will accurately represent your wishes and will not be misinterpreted by the court system. An experienced NYC divorce attorney will be able to use their skills to strategically translate your requests regarding child custody and visitation, division of assets, and responsibility for shared debts so that the divorce decree is free of errors that make it difficult or impossible to enforce.
  2. Financial advisor: Just as having an experienced divorce attorney can provide you invaluable legal counsel, a trusted financial advisor can help you protect your assets during a divorce. Consulting a Certified Divorce Financial Advisor who understands the lifelong implications a divorce can have on your finances and who will be able to identify which assets to pursue during a divorce can make a great difference in your long-term financial stability post-divorce.
  3. Therapist: Everyone can benefit from talking to an experienced therapist who can provide personal and emotional guidance, but the stress of a divorce makes finding a trusted therapist particularly important. Meeting with a therapist can help you cope with intense feelings that may cloud your judgment and negatively affect your relationship with family, friends, and coworkers as you navigate a divorce. Additionally, a therapist gives you a safe space to vent aboutany frustrations that may arise during your divorce.
  4. Child Specialist: When a couple has children, divorce gets even more complicated. Ensuring that your children have a voice during your divorce can help you find solutions that are best for your children in the long run. A child specialist can interview children to determine how they are handling the divorce proceedings, and let you know if the children have been hiding any issues or feelings that both parents should be concerned about. Moreover, they may also be able to provide strategies and resources for co-parenting after the divorce.

Is it time to consider a divorce?

If you live in New York City and are considering getting a divorce, contact the Law Office of Vivian I. Stark, P.C. today. Not only can we provide you with outstanding legal counsel, drawing on our more than 30 years of experience, our veteran matrimonial attorneys in New York City can also provide you with resources for navigating all aspects of your separation. Call us today at (212) 349-1600 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.