“The new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and look at what has happened,” says law firm partner, Kari Cornelison.
Oak Brook, DuPage County, Illinois (PRWEB) December 30, 2011
In a time of reflection and renewal, divorce may be the last thing anyone wants to think about. The DuPage County Law Firm of Kulerski and Cornelison offers timely advice for those facing a break up.
As a new year approaches, it’s often hard to imagine that the break up of a marriage will or can ever get better. While they say ‘time heals all wounds,’ it’s hard to imagine how just the changing of the date on a calendar can bring some much needed peace into one’s life.
“The new year is the perfect time to reflect on the past and look at what has happened,” says law firm partner, Kari Cornelison. “Maybe there are some things you regret doing, or situations you could have handled better. It’s now the time to wipe the slate clean and make plans for how to avoid those types of events from occurring as you move forward.”
Here are a few recommendations that have worked for others facing uncertainty in a marriage.
For those contemplating divorce, put this aside for the holidays. Then as the New Year approaches, sit down and figure out what the best outcome will be. If divorce is inevitable, now is the time to put some milestones in place to ensure a timely resolution to an unpleasant situation.
For those enmeshed in a divorce during the holiday season, now is a good time to reassess the progress and revisit goals to be sure everything is moving ahead at an acceptable pace. Again, this could simply be putting some milestones into place.
The newly divorced have an especially hard time during the holidays, so their focus needs to be personal – learning to live as a single person and all that entails is the top priority right now, as is helping any children cope with the aftermath of a break up.
As families transition through each of these times, it’s important to keep the kids involved – assuming they are of an appropriate age to understand. “Sharing the goals and plans for the new year can help children find some much needed stability and security. It allows them to see what’s ahead during this time and ask for help with changes they may need to make as well,” states Cornelison.
The Law Firm of Kulerski and Cornelison has offices in downtown Chicago (Cook County) and in suburban Oak Brook (DuPage County), IL.
For more information call 630-928-0600, or visit civilizeddivorce.com. Questions can also be directed to either Kari L. Cornelison [kc(at)illinoislegal(dot)com] or to J. Richard Kulerski [rk(at)illinoislegal(dot)com].