No matter how angry or bitter you are over the divorce you should never use your dog as a way to “get even.” Keeping the dog just because you know how badly the other person wants him isn’t good for anyone involved.
Just because you’re divorced doesn’t mean your life is suddenly meaningless. You still have hobbies, friends, relatives, children, and work (to name a few) to enjoy. These relationships and activities are important pieces of you and are critical pieces of life that define who you are.
Sometimes dividing the assets can be easy when everyone agrees. Other times, you may need to fight for every penny that is yours. A lot depends on your ex-spouse.
Divorce insurance is designed to help offset the cost of the legal proceedings, and provide a cushion so that each half of the couple divorcing can set up a new place of residence, which can costs from $5,000 to $35,000 depending upon where you live.
IF you are thinking about or facing a divorce, it is especially important to look at the divorce as a time of change. To look at it as a beginning rather than an end. Just because two people get divorced doesn’t mean that everything they shared together including the happy times, was all for not.
Jousline Savra is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist who has offices in Pasadena and Sherman Oaks, in Southern California.
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