Many look forward to the start of a New Year, and for most of us, this year is no exception! The end of each year is traditionally one of the most common times for couples to reflect on the past, and for some, to decide that moving apart is the way to achieve a more desirable future.
As a family law firm, we typically see an increase in divorce cases each January. It may be a time for your relationship to end, but that also means the beginning of your new life!
What Will the Future Bring?
Some couples have been watching their relationship move in a downward spiral for quite some time. Others have noticed a significant decline in a short period of time. It can be very difficult to make the decision to start the process of ending a marriage or partnership. But no matter the time frame, as they look forward to the New Year, one or both spouses may come to the realization that they need to move apart and move on with their life. A number of former clients have shared with us the struggles they endured throughout the marital dissolution process. But they also state that starting fresh was ultimately the option. It takes time and support to get through this most challenging time. With years of experience helping couples successfully get to the other side, our resources, committed professionals and staff have been there every step of the way, guiding clients to their successful and fresh new beginnings.
Letting Go of the Old
Reflecting on old habits, emotions and behaviors during this time of year can be the catalyst for making the decision to divorce. The new year is often the time when we are motivated to make changes, and to overcome what might be holding us back. Perhaps there are emotions that we haven’t faced or worked through. Acknowledging anger, disappointment or sadness around the end of a relationship can help both parties move on.
Treat Yourself Well
It’s always a good idea to strive to be the best version of yourself as you engage in a divorce. It is important to remember that we are important and loved, despite the fact that our relationship has ended. Acting with grace and dignity can serve to increase your peace of mind and self-esteem, and ultimately, enhance your own happiness
Some people have a great deal of support from their family and friends. Others struggle to find the strength and endurance they need to get through the divorce process. At Buncher Family Law, we help guide those who need additional support, offering suggestions and strategies to find the assistance they need.
Setting Meaningful Goals
The New Year is traditionally a time for making resolutions and setting goals. If one objective you’ve set for 2021 is considering divorce, our Orange County attorneys can help you weigh your options by scheduling a Clear Legal Strategy session with our firm.
You can make the decision to change your life whenever you choose. If the new year is the right time for a fresh start, we are ready to help.