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Scared to Get a Divorce – What Should I Do?

If you want to figure out how to handle your fear of divorce or if you are afraid to break the news to your spouse, The Betz Law Firm can help.

If you have concluded that your marriage is over, you may be afraid to take the next step. Many people are often scared to get divorced for many different reasons. No matter your reason, divorce is never easy. However, you are not alone.

If you want to figure out how to handle your fear of divorce or if you are afraid to break the news to your spouse, The Betz Law Firm can help.

Divorce is one of the most stressful things you may ever experience. One of the primary reasons it’s so challenging is because the process is often fraught with stress and fear. You may feel you cannot move, think, or function properly. There is so much uncertainty associated with divorce, especially if you have children. You may also be plagued by the fear of never being happy again.

As experienced family law attorneys, we understand the fear, frustration, and uncertainty you feel. You can take several steps to make this complicated process more manageable and less scary.

  1. Write everything down – When you feel that your stress, fears, and anxiety are too much to handle, start writing. Write down all of the things that make you feel afraid. Remember, no concern or fear is stupid, irrational, or irrelevant. Once your feelings are written down on paper, you may better grasp the reasons for your fear.
  2. Talk to a divorce counselor – Talking to a third party that is not involved in the situation is often helpful. Just as a marriage counselor helps a couple with their marriage, a divorce counselor can help guide you through a divorce.
  3. Speak to a family law attorney – A lawyer experienced in family law is one of the best sources of guidance. They have immense knowledge of all the legal issues that can arise during a divorce.
  4. Join a support group – Talking to other people who have gone through, or are going through, similar experiences as you can be empowering. You may find that others even have the same fears. Learning how they have dealt with their fears and issues might give you ideas on how you can effectively deal with yours. It also helps to know that you are not alone.
  5. Research your options – If this is your first divorce, you are likely unaware of how the process works. You may only know what you’ve seen on tv or gossip you’ve heard. Therefore, take time to research how divorce works and all your options. Don’t base your decisions on hearsay or what well-meaning friends tell you – it may not be accurate.

St. Louis Family Law

At The Betz Law Firm, we use experience, good communication, and availability to help you get through life-changing events. We understand that resolving issues through mediation and negotiation will yield better results. While we are a team of successful litigators, we will set a tone that minimizes animosity and promotes cooperation. Our experience is that mediation is a preferred alternative to court trials and litigation.

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Our firm uses experience, good communication, and availability to help families navigate life-changing events.