Posted by Anna Traugh on February 2, 2023
Isn’t the goal of a divorce just to get divorced? It might seem crazy, but setting goals for yourself (other than splitting with your spouse!) can be helpful. Maybe you want to stay in the marital home until the kids are out of high school, or maybe you would like to be able to buy a camper similar to the one your soon-to-be ex is going to keep.
Goals can be non-material: for instance, you would like to co-parent amicably. Whatever they may be, setting goals helps clarify what you need (in order to reach your goals) and what you’re willing to give up. It makes decision-making easier. Take some time to think about it – it may help to visualize yourself at the end of the process. A Certified Divorce Financial Planner can also help you identify and quantify your goals.