DiPiano Family Group Law P.C. has a network of professionals that can help.
In the past two-and-a-half decades that I’ve been practicing, I’ve seen the “deer in the headlights” look on the faces of my clients who did not see that a divorce was coming when they were served.
Number One Priority- Will I be all right financially?
Often the first concern is whether the client will be alright financially, in the here and now, and then later as the case progresses. It’s a natural response to having the single -most crucial family relationship in the process of being dissolved. I am not speaking to those facing a contested child custody case and who will be the primary caretaker is being argued. In those cases, the first and primary concern usually is child centric.
I am talking about those cases where the economy of scale of a shared household is being eliminated. The client is worried whether establishing a separate household may be economically feasible without a drastic reduction in lifestyle for the client and their children. As we see the price of goods and services rise, that is an ever-increasing concern. Anyone who has recently bought a piece of lumber or gas can attest to that.
Once the fiscal realities of the divorce transition have been worked out, and the client is no longer emotionally standing on the edge of the abyss, I have seen the client’s deer in the headlights gaze shift to what life after divorce may look like. Especially as the dust settles throughout the negotiation and settlement process.
Divorce has a beginning, a middle, and an end. And, after the marriage is dissolved and the parties have established their new financial normal . . . then what? It’s a good question.
While we at DiPiano Family Law Group, P.C. are tenacious advocates, we are also compassionate counselors. Of course, we are neither coaches nor therapists and do not offer post-divorce transition counseling in-house.
But, we are aware of the anxiety, fear, and sometimes dread that life after divorce can often manifest in our clients.
To help our clients, we have a network of professional resources we may refer our clients for assistance in making the divorce transition, and we are happy to make those connections. Feedback from clients that have been referred to who we trust as a referral source has been overwhelmingly positive.
It is not a sign of weakness to ask for help from 3rd party professionals when going through a divorce. On the contrary, it is a sign of strength. And we are here to help.