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New Year’s Resolutions for the Recently Separated

New Year's Resolutions for the Recently Separated

The New Year is about making resolutions that will improve your overall happiness in the following year. A pending divorce can make it feel like your life is on hold, making it difficult to achieve new goals or make plans for the future. As such, we have compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions for those who are recently separated and planning to move forward with a divorce in the coming year. 

Complete Your Divorce

A pending divorce can make it difficult to move on. If you or your spouse has been putting off the inevitable, this is the year to make the change. Sometimes, reaching out to an experienced Moorestown divorce lawyer is the first step you need to take to begin the process. The sooner you take action, the earlier you can move on.

Take a Look at Your Current Finances

A divorce changes most people’s finances. Now is a good time to take a look at your current finances and make sure you can afford a divorce and life once it’s complete. You may need to adjust some of your bills, like your car payment or retirement funding, based on your single income and new head-of-household status.

Maintain Visitation Schedules

It can get easy to ignore or reschedule visitation schedules to fit your schedule better. Make it a priority this year to maintain all visitation schedules. Remember that your children rely on you to enjoy quality time with their other parent. The whole family will find it easier to adjust when everyone makes it a point to hold up their end of the deal.

Plan Ahead

Planning ahead for holidays and school breaks can help everyone know what to expect when that time of year comes around. Consider now where your child will spend each of the holidays this year.

Learn to Forgive

Learning to forgive both your ex-spouse and yourself will make divorce easier to move on from in the New Year. Try to let past mistakes go and focus on how everyone can move forward.


Co-parenting is important if you and your ex-spouse share a child, even after a divorce. Make sure you’re discussing any big decisions regarding child custody with your ex-spouse before making them.

Update Your Legal Documents

The stress of a divorce may make updating your legal documents the last thing that you want to do once it’s finalized. Updating your legal documents is an important step after divorce. This includes updating your living will or trust and changing your beneficiaries on any insurance policies you may have.

Contact a Delran Family Law Attorney for a Consultation About Divorce in New Jersey Today

If you are thinking about filing for divorce, or if you have already started the divorce process and are dealing with another matter, such as child custody, child support, or division of assets, you need to speak with a qualified attorney. The New Jersey family law attorneys at Cordry Hartman LLC represent clients throughout the state, including Delran, Cinnaminson, Haddon Township, Moorestown, and Collingswood. We understand how challenging this time can be for you, which is why we will fight hard to protect your interests, and the interests of your loved ones, throughout the legal process. Call us at 856-452-4474 or fill out our confidential contact form to schedule a consultation. We have an office conveniently located at 505 S Lenola Rd Ste 224 Moorestown, NJ 08057.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.