We know that the financial toll of divorce is very hard for some people, such as those who lose a significant amount of their assets due to property division and parents who are not able to spend very much time with their kids due to an unfavorable custody decision. These divorce-related challenges upend lives in different ways, whether someone takes on financial obligations (such as alimony or child support) that they struggle with due to job loss or they simply have a hard time adjusting to changes in life after their divorce. Unfortunately, many people experience depression due to the divorce process.
People sometimes become depressed prior to their divorce and while they are in the middle of the process, which often has a negative impact on their case. Moreover, it is common for people to experience depression following their divorce, especially if they are unhappy with certain aspects of their case. Sometimes these negative feelings last for a short while and people are able to move forward. In other instances, depression lingers for years and makes daily life very difficult.
If you are struggling with divorce-related depression, you should recognize that these feelings are normal and many people feel this way. However, you should also try to combat these negative emotions, especially since they can interfere with your divorce and post-divorce family law matters (as well as many other aspects of your life, such as your career). Please visit our divorce page to go over a lot of other topics related to ending a marriage and look for healthy ways to address these feelings.