Last time, our blog discussed how perspectives can rapidly change in a post-divorce world, such that a person not only wants to see their practical objectives realized, but also their dreams for the future.
There are many objectives that will arise both during a divorce and in a person's post-divorce life. Indeed, the vast majority of these objectives -- securing a new place to live, creating a new budget, etc. -- will be expected and relatively easy to achieve.
The unfortunate reality for many men when it comes to divorce is that they not only feel devastated by the end of their marriage and the splintering of their familial unit, but also relatively frustrated and even somewhat fearful about the legal proceedings that will soon be commencing.
When a person retains the services of an attorney to handle a family law matter, they will likely find themselves in an entirely new world that bears little, if any, resemblance to anything they've seen on television or in films. Indeed, it's not just the settings that are foreign, but also the language used, the paperwork filed and, of course, the proceedings attended.
The Supreme Court of Alabama made headlines a few weeks ago after handing down a highly controversial decision in E.L. v. V.L., a case that originated here in Georgia with the adoption of three children by a woman in a same-sex relationship.
Once the difficult decision is made to pursue a divorce, chances are very good that a spouse will want to initiate the process as soon as possible.
Financial concerns top the list of worries for many people these days. Jobs are harder to find, promotions are harder to come by, college tuition is astronomical and the cost of living is not necessarily going down.