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IL family lawyerA good outcome of a divorce depends significantly on the arguments, as well as the agreements that you make during the divorce process. This transition period in your life is not typically a high-point of rational decisions, either. However, it is vital that you make well-thought-out agreements to ensure you have a good foundation for your life after divorce. Here are a few tips that can help.

The Decision

Generally, choosing to divorce is not a mutual decision. Typically, one partner feels unhappy or unappreciated in the union and begins to disconnect from the marriage, gathering a laundry list of bad qualities of their partner along the way. This coping strategy is relatively common, where one party blames the other spouse for the end of the marriage, but also extends the time they have to deal with the grief of the loss of their marriage. The other person is often seen as the victim and is caught off guard.

The Announcement

If you were the initiator or the victim influences the way that you will respond to the announcement; and it also has a direct impact of how you will behave in the following steps. Especially if children are involved, this is an excellent time to seek the advice of an experienced attorney so you can fully understand your options and plan your next steps.

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IL divorce lawyerAfter a divorce, you may enter the dating world and meet someone special. If you have children, you are likely wondering when and how to introduce a new partner to them after a divorce. Since the way you introduce them may impact your future and whether or not your children approve of your partner, it is important to follow these rules.

Time the Introduction Properly

Be careful of when you introduce your children to your new partner. Make sure that you truly know your partner and have had enough time to determine whether your relationship is a short fling or a long-term commitment. If you are confident that your partner will be in your life in the future and your children have adjusted to your divorce and moved passed the anger and sadness stage, you can introduce them to your children.

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IL divorce lawyerIf you are divorced with children, you will likely need to attend special occasions that your ex will be at. Whether the occasion is your child’s birthday party, religious ceremony, graduation, or another event, you may be nervous about being in the same room with your ex-spouse. Here are some tips that can help you make the best out of attending special occasions with your ex.

1. Realize It Is Not All About You

Your child will be excited about their party, communion, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or other special event. Understand that the event is about them and not you or your ex-spouse. Make a conscious effort to avoid overshadowing their day with your own anxiety. You are attending the event because you are the child’s parent and want to be there for them during their milestones.

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IL divorce lawyerThe divorce process can be stressful, expensive, and take up a great deal of your time. If you have children, you should know that there are a variety of ways you can become a better parent after divorce. Here are some tips to help you out:

1. Make Time for Your Children

It can be difficult to adjust to a new life after a divorce. While you are adjusting, be sure to make time for your children. Their needs should be your top priority so even if you are busy, taking them out for ice cream, reading a bedtime story, or helping with homework can make your children feel cared for and loved.

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Illinois injury lawyerNow that it is spring and the summer is fast approaching, you may be invited to one or several weddings. If you have recently gotten divorced and this is your first wedding season single, you may be nervous about going to a wedding solo and unsure of how to RSVP to the weddings invitations you receive. Here are several wedding season tips that are sure to make wedding season an enjoyable rather than dreadful time for you.

1. RSVP Yes

It may be tempting for you to RSVP no. However, doing so can lead to social isolation and loneliness. You were invited to a wedding because a couple wants you to witness their special day so you should be there for them if you are able to. By attending a wedding, you can surround yourself with happy people and have a great time.

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