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A step-by-step guide to getting over a divorce in Los Angeles

Getting divorced can be hard. Getting over your divorce should be easier and ultimately leave you in a better place. It may take time and lots of tears but know that you can eventually move on from this experience and get back to enjoying your life again. Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting over a divorce in Los Angeles.

Step One: Hire a great attorney.
Make sure your assets are protected and you get what you deserve in your divorce. Your main priority might be finding someone who will stay on top of your case and get you a large settlement. Or maybe you need someone who can help you get sole custody of your kids. Or perhaps you are looking for an attorney who is a good ally and a shoulder to cry on after a particularly difficult meeting. Whatever your top priorities are, getting over the divorce process will be a lot easier when you feel your case is in the right hands and moving along quickly and efficiently. Los Angeles is full of divorce lawyers; take the time to interview attorneys and find the right fit.

Step Two: Take care of yourself and your family.
Divorce is a process you won’t want to go through alone. Gather up your close friends, the ones you can laugh and cry with, and take some time to talk about it. If your friends aren’t available or don’t seem to completely meet your needs, seek professional help and get counseling from a licensed therapist or a support group. If you have children, make sure you’re considering their feelings too. Get them professional help if they need it. Go for long walks and spend time on yourself as well. This might be a time to try something new. Maybe get into yoga or meditation, or try out an art class or improv. Whatever you pick, enjoy focusing on yourself and try to follow a passion.

Step Three: Move on.
Plan the next chapter of your life. Start by redefining your relationship with your ex. If you have children, remind yourself you are no longer husband and wife, you are now co-parents to your children working in their best interest. When you are ready to move on and date someone new, learn from your past experience. Your old relationship doesn’t define you, it just gives you more insight into who you are and what you want in the future. Use that information to empower yourself when you move on to another relationship. Call up your friends and let them know you’re ready to be social again. Plan a night out with your buddies; the Dog Haus Biergarten or the bar at Houston’s are great spots in Pasadena where you can take advantage of your newfound singleness. You can also check out singles events offered at meetup.com or try meeting someone new on okcupid.com or match.com. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there again; it’s an important step in moving on.

A Los Angeles area divorce attorney who can help.

Although the process may be slow and emotional, given enough time you will emerge from your divorce. The Pasadena law offices of Lee, Green, Stewart & Paul Attorneys at Law are here to help. We are experienced in all aspects of divorce law and can carefully and respectfully guide you through the process of your divorce. Get in touch with our experienced team of attorneys at (626) 325-0770