While Valentine’s Day may be the day for love, it can also be a clear indicator that the one you used to love is no longer fulfilling that role. Requests for divorce surge about 40% in the weeks approaching valentines day, according to Avvo, as it is a natural catalyst for women and men to evaluate their relationships. Avvo calls it the ‘Valentine’s Effect’.
However, with soaring bills, higher energy costs, fuel increases, and the expense of food on the rise, the current cost-of-living crisis may have you worried that divorce is financially out of reach.
Here are three helpful tips to keep your marital separation in budget:
Focus on your priorities: Try to focus on a settlement that upholds your needs, without the emotion of what you feel like you deserve.
Consider what is important to your spouse: We know it’s trying to think about your partner as you’re going through this difficult time, but considering their own needs may alleviate time spent negotiating and help reach a settlement faster.
The less emotion, the better: This is going to feel like a business arrangement, and it’s because it is. Try and set your emotions aside to make the smartest decisions for your future.
Please keep in mind that an unhappy marriage does not benefit either party, especially your children. At Sustainable Family Solutions, we offer flat-fee divorce packages, so you don’t have to worry about the cost of every phone call or every email.
Divorce is one of the biggest financial investments of your life.
Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions.