Life after divorce can be complicated for both you, your spouse and your children. This applies to both contested and uncontested divorce cases. No matter if your divorce was contested or uncontested the challenges of a new way of life and learning to do things on a different schedule and in a different way can be challenging for all parties involved. You, your spouse and your children will have to learn a new way of life after your divorce is final. This will be the case if you complete your own divorce forms or not. Custody agreements that are outlined in your child custody and support agreements agreed upon by you and your spouse will have to be honored. These terms are commonly called spousal support and child support.
Learning to live life with a new budget and a new set of finances can be hard to overcome for some people at first. In the case where the mother or other spouse was a stay-at-home spouse or mother these challenges can be even greater. That is why it is better that you and your spouse agree and sit down and talk with each other about how you're going to budget money to support two separate households. It is never a good idea for one spouse to take advantage of the other simply because they were a stay-at-home parent or spouse. This only serves to Harbor ill will towards one another.
If your children have to go to a different school because the custodial parent decides to move to another school district or state this could be challenging for them as well. On top of dealing with all of the stress from the divorce of their parents, they have to make new friends and learn a new structure, a new school among other things.
Once you have succeeded and figuring out your new way of life you may be ready to start dating again. A challenge for a person whose marriage lasted for years may not even know where to start to meet a new person. You may try online dating by using several of the online dating services and cell phone applications available today.