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Easing the emotional impact of a high asset divorce

The end of a marriage will usher in a time of transition and emotional upheaval. This can be quite stressful and unpleasant, even for the most amicable of couples. In order to avoid or mitigate some of the emotional complications that are brought by a high asset divorce, Massachusetts readers may find it beneficial to take steps to prepare for what lies ahead. 

It's normal to feel overwhelmed by the new circumstances brought on by divorce. By taking time to be alone, reflect and rest, one can be better prepared to face the legal matters that must be addressed. When a person takes care of his or her emotional well-being, discussions may be more amicable, unnecessary arguments can be avoided and excessive acrimony can be removed from an already difficult process. 

During divorce, family members and friends may announce their opinions and give unsolicited advice. This is all well intentioned, but it is critical to prepare for this onslaught of unwanted help. It is important to make decisions with a strong post-divorce future in mind, not based on the opinions of others or emotions that will soon pass. A lawyer can help a person walking through divorce make sensible, practical solutions and keep a beneficial divorce order firmly in sight.

The complications of divorce can seem exaggerated in a high asset divorce when large amounts of money or valuable assets are at stake. It is important to work with a Massachusetts lawyer who is experienced in these sensitive issues and compassionate regarding the feelings and needs of a client. As soon as possible in the divorce process, preferably before filing, it is best to secure the support and counsel of a legal professional.

Source: The Huffington Post, "5 Things To Pack For Your Divorce Journey", Sara Woodard-Ortiz, Sept. 20, 2016

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