No matter what resolution process you choose, it’s important to be aware of the emotional challenges of a separation and how to best manage them. Otherwise, your negotiations will not be productive. As well, if emotions are not addressed, it will be impossible to begin your new life positively, regardless of the terms of your Separation Agreement.
Some people are able to work through the emotional stages of separation themselves. Others benefit by obtaining counselling or coaching. In addition to promoting emotional health, counselling and coaching can help build conflict resolution skills which can be helpful when negotiating your Separation Agreement.
Because separations are emotionally draining, decision making abilities are often compromised. This can be dangerous during the negotiation of a Separation Agreement when you are faced with making critical choices that will shape your future for a long time to come. Potential perils can be avoided by having an experienced family lawyer at your side to help you navigate the uncharted waters ahead.
Coping with Separation and Divorce
The Emotional Stages of Divorce
The Benefits of Using Mental Health Professionals in Divorce