Creating a Comfortable Home After DivorceBy Moskowitz Law Group, LLC |
Divorce can be a challenging and isolating time for all parties involved. Instead of focusing on what once was and what has changed, directing your energy to the future and what is yet to come could be a great way to begin your next journey.
Whether you are starting over in a new house or staying in your home, the adjustment period can be challenging for everyone. It is essential to remember that you and your children might need time to adjust to the new environment and get acclimated to what life will look like going forward. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind for both you and your children as you transition into this new chapter of your life.
Make Your New House a Home
Surround yourself with mementos that make you and your family happy. If you are moving houses, taking a couple of pieces from the previous home can be helpful to make your children feel more comfortable in this new environment. A piece of the wall where you used to update their heights, a stuffed animal from when they were a baby, a picture frame that means something to them, anything that has the potential to show your children that you are not trying to replace old memories, but rather create new ones.
Give Your House a Remodel
Allow your children to take a hands-on approach when it comes to decorating. Giving your children the ability to pick out their room color or even furniture could help them adjust and get excited about the new adventures coming their way. Making the house a collaborative project can make your children more comfortable and allow you to feel more at home in the space. After divorce, the transition period might be a lonely time for everyone, so getting excited about a project and working on it together is a great way to bond.
Out With the Old, in With the New
Make your space truly yours. Go out and buy some new plants to make the space more green, go and take professional photos with your children to put on the wall, add paintings that your children made for you in school. There is no need to keep all the pictures from before your divorce in the home. Instead, focus on livening the space up with your children’s artwork or new photos that make you happy.
A Skilled Family Law Attorney Can Help
Often, the challenges of separation do not end at the conclusion of the divorce proceedings. You may still be dealing with custody issues, alimony disputes, and the stress of moving forward. Fortunately, you do not have to take this on alone.
Moskowitz Law Group is here to help when it comes to life following divorce. Call today to discuss your post-divorce concerns with a compassionate attorney.