Making it through a divorce is not easy. But with the help of a New York divorce lawyer, you can move on with your life. Here are some tips for how to handle the post-divorce time period and starting over after your divorce.

Meet Yourself

One of the things any good New York divorce lawyer will tell you is one of the biggest changes after a divorce is meeting the new person you have become. Single life post-divorce is very different from single life before. So take some time and meet this new person who you’ve become.

Dot Your “I’s”

Another thing everyone getting divorced needs to do is make sure that every last detail is handled. It is especially vital if there are kids involved. You have made children together you need to continue to raise them even though you’re no longer married. Even if there are no kids how did the settlement shake out? Who gets what and how is everything divvied up? Make sure to execute the judge’s orders. If you need help you should go back and tap the resources of your New York divorce lawyer.

Embrace Change

This new life post-divorce is going to be different. In addition to getting to know yourself, your way of life will be totally different. If you have been split up for a while and this is a formality there will still be changes. If you took your spouse’s name and revert back, you will have to change any accounts you made with your former name. Also, it’s wise to change your ATM pin, email login information, and cell phone carrier or plan. All of these things and so much more are just some of the change awaiting.


You will have times when you’re feeling really depressed. Don’t fight that, it just builds. Grieve when you need to. But eventually you will have to let go. There will always be things which remind you of your former lover. Make sure to acknowledge these stimuli and reassign them to new people, places, ideas, and experiences.

A New York divorce lawyer like Alatsas Law Firm can help. Call today at (718)-233-2903 or fill out a contact form.

Ted Alatsas
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