I don’t know where to begin….
November 22, 2015 at 11:38 am
My husband and I have recently separated. I am not sure what my next step is. Do I call a lawyer? I am so confused. Any tips on divorcing in Ontario would be greatly appreciated.
I think everyone is different but I know for me I could have saves a lot of time and energy – not to mention money – if I had gone to a therapist first and then a mediator. My ex wife and I were able to figure out our parenting plan and finances amicably and didn’t need to waste so much money on lawyers fees. We could have had a family mediator help us with the parenting plan and used our lawyer to close out the documents!
Trina — a friend of mine used a divorce coach before she went to a lawyer. Truthfully I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a divorce coach!! She’s said she was so overwhelmed and the coach helped her organize her thoughts and emotions and set out a path for her before seeking a lawyer.
Contact a therapist who has dealt with these situations. That’s your best bet. A good and qualified therapist will have a resource list to refer you onto other professionals in due course. Looking after yourself is number one.
Have you consulted any therapist yet?