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5 things to consider once your divorce is finalised

By Lucy Batstone on January 6, 2023

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Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process, and it’s important to take care of yourself during this time. Here are five things you should do after a divorce:


Get organised: Take some time to gather all of your important documents, such as your birth certificate, passport, and financial documents. Make copies of these documents and keep them in a safe place. It’s also a good idea to update your will and any other legal documents, such as a change of name deed to reflect your current situation.


Take care of your emotional well-being: Divorce can be emotionally taxing, so it’s important to take care of yourself. Consider seeking support from friends and family, a therapist, or a support group.


Review your finances: After a divorce, you may need to make some changes to your budget and financial plan. Review your income, expenses, and debts to determine what you can afford. You may need to adjust your spending or find ways to increase your income. You may want to open a new bank account.


Create a new routine: It’s common to feel lost and uncertain after a divorce. Establishing a new routine can help to provide structure and stability. This may include setting a regular schedule for work, meals, and self-care.


Look to the future: While it’s important to take the time to process your emotions and adjust to your new situation, it’s also important to look to the future. Consider what goals you want to achieve and what steps you can take to move forward.


Divorce can be a challenging experience, but it’s important to take care of yourself and look to the future. By getting organized, taking care of your emotional well-being, reviewing your finances, creating a new routine, and looking to the future, you can begin to move forward after a divorce.

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    • Lucy Batstone

      Lucy studied law at The University of Bristol and after graduation joined Divorce-Online as a paralegal Case Manager, processing uncontested divorce and finance cases and has progressed through the company. Lucy qualified as a Legal Executive lawyer in September 2022 and will continue her studies to convert to Solicitor in 2023. Lucy specialises in divorce and family finance as well as private children cases. She has a very detailed and analytical mind and can spot problems before they become an issue. She is very down to earth and her clients tend to leave great reviews. Lucy is married and has a menagerie of animals that she cares for.

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