After you get divorced or separated, you may quickly become aware of the absence of your partner in day-to-day decisions. This can create loneliness and depression, obviously. It can also create peculiar problems with respect to errands, chores, and logistics in your life.
Married couples – particularly people who have been together for years – often rely on one and other’s expertise in different domains to deal with life problems. To take a stereotypical, 1950s-style example… perhaps the wife is in charge of cooking dinner every night, while the husband fixes broken stuff around the house with his toolkit. If the couple splits, the husband will need to learn to cook (or order a lot of takeout), and the wife will need to learn to mend stuff around the house.
Married people rely on each other not just for skills but also for certain types of memories. For instance, you may have been the person in your family who always wrote “thank you” notes and who kept track of the whereabouts of family members and friends. Your spouse, meanwhile, might have been the person who “did the bills” and handled the finances.
When thrust out on your own, you may suddenly find yourself without his or her knowledge.
One good general “work around” here is to retain the services of an experienced divorce or family law attorney. The Toussaint Law Firm, PC would be happy to provide a free and thorough consultation, help you get back on track and enjoy more clarity. Call or email us now to schedule your appointment with us.