As 2018 winds down, it’s important to look back on all that you accomplished in the past year. If you filed for divorce in Miami this year or are in the process of divorce, no doubt you’ve had to pause a few things in your life, and that means that 2019 is going to be a crucial year for you. The way that you handle the weeks and months that follow will solidify the type of life you are going to have moving forward.
Why not start fresh in 2019?
The holiday season is a great time to reflect and get organized. If you want to set some goals for yourself this year, consider these four New Year’s resolutions.
Redefine Yourself as a Single Person
Many people who have endured a messy (or even amicable) divorce come out of it a new person. For some, what that means is that they can finally be themselves. For others, it means that they have to reclaim their identity. Marriage is often about compromise, and sometimes what it means to be use can get lost in the fray.
Use this time to redefine what it means to be you.
Ask yourself if you’ve been missing out on anything. Now that you’ve gone through your divorce in Miami, you need to take some time to figure out what your interests are.
Come Up with a New Financial Plan
Perhaps the most complicated part of any divorce, finances require planning. No matter how the divorce settlement shook out, you’ll need to do some calculations to see what kind of shape you’re in. If the court ordered you to pay, you’ll need a plan to make sure you can make your payments. If your ex-spouse is the one who has to pay, you’ll need a plan to protect yourself.
Look Over Your Legal Documents
If you’re going through divorce in Miami, one of the first things you need to do is update your legal documents to reflect the change. From insurance policies to wills, you’ll need to change your beneficiaries. Here are a few things to consider:
- Trusts, wills, and estate plans
- Insurance and pension beneficiaries
- Powers of attorney in medical and financial matters
You’ll need to speak to your attorney to ensure that all the proper documents changes will be in effect as soon as possible.
Be the Best Parent You Possibly Can
When you go through a divorce and you have kids, it’s important to be there for them. Even if you know that divorce was the best possible thing for them, your children will need you now more than ever. You’ll have to put your differences with your ex-spouse aside to come up with a plan, which means you’ll have to be civil, especially when the children are present. If you’re having trouble with the terms of your custody, speak to an attorney who is experienced with family law and divorce.
Want to learn more about getting a divorce in Miami?
No matter where you are at in the divorce process, The Law Offices of Granda & Associates is there for you. If you want to discuss your case, don’t hesitate to contact us. We will work with you to come up with a solution.