Divorce happens all the time. Statistically speaking, nearly half of all marriages end in divorce.
While many people talk about what leads to divorce, many people don’t talk about what happens after. Because of that, you may need to learn what to do after divorce:
1. Change your online passwords
Many married couples share online passwords so that it’s easier to access joint bank accounts. However, many of these passwords are similar to the ones people use for their social media accounts. While your ex-spouse may not be spiteful, you may still need to consider changing your passwords for your privacy.
2. Create a budget
As mentioned above, many couples share joint bank accounts. The two incomes can make it easier for people to pay bills, groceries and other purchases. However, after divorce, you’ll only have one income. So, to ensure your purchases are covered, you may need to consider making a budget.
3. Take a vacation
Contrary to the above suggestion, one thing you can and may need to do is go on a vacation after your divorce has settled. Divorce can be stressful and you may need to take some time for yourself and rediscover who you were before marriage.
4. Change the name on property titles
Marital assets are typically divided after a divorce. Some of the properties you now own or need to separate yourself from may need their titles changed. For example, your home and car may still have your ex-spouse’s name included and needs to be removed.
5. Spend time with your children
If you have children, then one of the things you’ll need to discuss with your ex-spouse is custody. In a child custody agreement, one of the things you’ll discuss is visitation rights and legal and physical custody. Once you’ve worked out when you get to see your children, you’ll have a lot more time to spend with them.
If your divorce hasn’t been settled or you need to make a child custody order, then you may need to reach out for legal help.