5 Ways to Survive Divorce, Emotionally and Financially

Set yourself up to thrive during this difficult time with these five tips.

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When clients come to me ready to get divorced, they’re often concerned about how they will get through it emotionally and financially. Indeed, the toll divorce takes on your mental well-being and bank account is steep. But it’s for a limited time; most divorces don’t drag on for forever.

It is possible to not just survive divorce but thrive as you find your way to your next — hopefully happier — chapter. Here are my five tips for getting through splitting up without letting it drain you emotionally or financially.

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Tonya Graser Smith is a Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, licensed North Carolina attorney and founder of GraserSmith, PLLC (opens in new tab), in Charlotte, N.C. She focuses her practice on divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, prenuptial agreements and other family law matters.