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Connecticut Family Lawyer Relaxed couple sitting on sofa after a fightA Connecticut family lawyer can stress the importance of taking care of your own emotional health during this turbulent time. It is important that you be able to approach the establishment of a parenting plan while in a calm state. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

Things Will Be Hard

Divorce brings with it a certain amount of stress. You may be changing jobs, residences, and financial status. Your friendships may adjust and your self-esteem may be negatively impacted. However, this is the time when you must learn to grow. A Connecticut family lawyer can explain that it is important not to revert to behavior that you engaged in before you were married. Avoid risky or self-destructive behaviors that could be used against you in arguments regarding alimony or child custody.

Avoid Making Any Major Changes

Divorce brings with it a certain number of inherent changes. While you may be tempted to change other things in your life, such as your home, job or community, avoid making any major changes while in an elevated emotional state. Instead, wait at least a year before you decide to make any major changes that may affect you or your children.

Focus on Your Children

A Connecticut family lawyer can explain that children have a certain amount of difficulty in accepting that their parents are no longer together. Take the necessary time to focus on your children during this trying stage. Ensure that your children’s basic needs are met. Keep them from being too stressed from the proceedings and limit their contact with the legal details. By focusing on your children’s needs, you can better center your life and stop focusing on the problems that the divorce has created in your life.

Legal Assistance from a Connecticut Family Lawyer

If you would like more information on creating a parenting plan, contact a Connecticut family lawyer at the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons and Grant LLC by calling (203) 348-2465.

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