Strategies for Family Law and Divorce in the New Year
The New Year is a good time to take a look at where you are and reassess your life progress and your goals. The end of the year and the Christmas and New Year holidays allow us all the time to enjoy traditions, family and friends. And, we all relax a little.
The same is true in divorce and family law cases and issues. The holiday spirit extends to all parts of our lives and that includes divorce and family law cases too. We’re all human and that’s alright. The New Year is a new day, and here are some good strategies to start well.
Assess Where Your Divorce or Family Law Case is Today
The end of the year can be a time that people really focus on finishing their divorce and many divorces are concluded in December. December is such a busy month, it is easy to put your divorce file and divorce decree in a safe place for December, and forget about it. Out of sight, out of mind, as the old saying goes. If you got divorced last year, the New Year is a good time to make sure you took care of all of your end of divorce action items and make sure you don’t have any more questions for your divorce attorney or any other loose ends that might need to be finished now that your divorce is concluded. If you’re currently going through a divorce or family law case, it’s a good time to assess your progress in your case, and your specific family law issue or divorce issues so that you can start of 2020 as well as you can. Look back at your emails and your case plan and refresh yourself on what is going on in your divorce or family law case. And, it’s a good idea to schedule a call or meeting with your divorce lawyer to make sure you are both on the same page.
Assess Your Divorce or Family Law Case Goals and Plan
Since you are already refreshing yourself on your end of year progress on your divorce or family law case, and scheduling a call with your family law attorney or divorce attorney already, this is the perfect time to look at your divorce goals or family law case goals, your plan, and your strategy and make sure they are still in line with your plan for the new year. If your goals, plan and strategy aren’t current, this is the time to reset your goals, and let your divorce lawyer or family law attorney know your new plan. A good case plan and strategy will combine and include your goals, a goal timeline or expected timeframe based on the needs and strategy for your specific divorce or family law case and other considerations for your specific case and will need to be something you work with your family law attorney or divorce attorney to establish.
Assess and Plan, Resolutions Aren’t for Cases
Remember your family law case or divorce aren’t bad habits you want to get rid of in the upcoming new year. Of course, you may come to the conclusion that there are some things you want to resolve to change in the upcoming year, but that is a separate issue. Your divorce or family law case is likely more of a marathon than a sprint and can’t be concluded by a New Year’s resolution.
Take these strategies, use them and schedule a meeting with your divorce attorney to start the New Year as well as you can. If you don’t have a divorce or family law attorney, call today and schedule a meeting with Denton County divorce attorney, Jill O’Connell. Call 940-497-5454 today.