There are four common psychological stages people move through after the decision is made to divorce. The first stage deals with the initial shock and disbelief of it all. After the shock wears off or is accepted, the next stage deals with adjusting to the new set of circumstances. Active reorganization is the next stage before reaching life reformation, in which you learn to live separate and distinct from your ex-spouse. Watch this brief video clip to learn more about the emotional stages of divorce.

Going through divorce proceedings can be very emotionally taxing, but you can reduce the stress and anxiety of a legal separation by hiring an experienced divorce lawyer in Bergen County. Not only will a divorce attorney reduce the stress associated with worrying about the financial outcome of your separation, but he or she will also deal directly with your spouse so you can avoid stressful interactions with your partner.