Stages of Divorce

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It can often be overwhelming and highly stressful when you and your spouse find yourself going down the divorce road. Most often than not, marital partners are unsure where or how to start, which is completely expected and understandable.

Often when we begin speaking with our clients, we share the various divorce stages. This helps them begin the process and feel less stressed about what will be happening emotionally along the way.

Here are the various stages often seen with divorce:

  • Denial: This is common for the person who didn’t initiate the divorce, and they may try to attribute the reasons for the divorce to other factors
  • Anger: This phase can involve blame and negativity, which can cause long-term harm to the family unit if it continues unchecked
  • Bargaining: At this stage, divorcing couples begin to communicate and try to work out their differences
  • Depression: The stress of divorce proceedings can weigh heavily on both spouses, making it essential to seek professional help to avoid becoming stuck in this stage for too long
  • Acceptance: This is the point where clients come to terms with the divorce and begin to see a way forward to a new chapter in their life

As mental health professionals with expertise in collaborative divorce, it is important to help divorcing couples navigate the five emotional stages that often arise during the divorce process with the help of divorce coaches and mental health professionals that are experts in working with couples as they work through mediation or the collaborative divorce process.

Our mental health professionals are available to assist you and your spouse overcome obstacles that stand in the way of reaching an agreeable solution.

Family Divorce Solutions is comprised of well-respected, experienced and trained attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, and child specialists who work as a team to reach a complete and satisfactory resolution for everyone involved.

Contact us today to see how we can help you keep your family’s emotional wellbeing intact during your divorce proceedings.

Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, or mental health professional to determine what will work best for your situation.

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