Halloween Trick Or Treat Tips For A Divorced Parent

After divorce, it is no longer a given that parents will spend holidays together with their children. Holidays are often split between parents, either by year or by day, which is a big change for everyone involved. With Halloween approaching, newly divorced parents may be wondering how trick or treating with their children will look for them. Thankfully, there are great options for divorced parents to consider so they can still spend Halloween with their children, and ensure their kids are having as much fun as they would in years prior.

Mr. David Badanes Esq. of Badanes Law Office on Long Island shared his suggestions of the best options for divorced families wanting to celebrate Halloween.

Trick or treat together. Even after divorce, some parents choose to spend holidays together with their kids. This is a great option for Halloween, as it is easy to go trick or treating together. However, this option is not for everyone—for some divorced parents, it is best to celebrate separately. If there is still tension or resentment involved, trick or treating together may make things worse. Kids are smart and if negative feelings are involved, they will likely pick up on it.

Split up the route. Another great option is to split up the trick or treat route between parents. One parent can take the first half and the other parent can take the second half. This option doesn’t disrupt the child’s fun, but still gives each parent an opportunity to trick or treat with their child.

Go to an event. While trick or treating is the most common way to celebrate Halloween, it is not the only way. Many businesses, churches, or organizations put on Halloween festivals with candy, crafts, bounce houses, slides and more. These events are typically earlier than trick or treating time, so this is a great way for a divorced parent to have fun with their kid on Halloween without taking away from trick or treating. With this option, kids can have different types of fun with different parents.

Make new traditions. It’s important for kids to know they will still have fun times after their parents go through a divorce. Kids should have things to look forward to, since all the traditions they know will look different. Thankfully, the fall season brings many opportunities to start new traditions, even beyond Halloween. This time of year, is a great time for pumpkin picking, apple picking, fall festivals, hay rides, haunted houses and more! Divorced parents have many opportunities to make new memories and traditions with their kids in the fall season.

Holidays don’t have to be complicated for divorced parents if they prioritize the children above their own desires. Most of the time parents don’t get their ideal situation for holidays after divorce, but there are a number of options that appeal to both children and adults.

It’s up to you to decide which option for Halloween is best for your family. If you’re having trouble with your Halloween plans and would like some advice, reach out to David Badanes. He will use his extensive experience working with divorce situations to help you make the best decision.

David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. provides real-world advice to help you through this challenging time. If you are contemplating getting a divorce, and need an attorney to represent you, call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office today at 631-239-1702, email at david@dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Uniondale, Nassau County.

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Celebrity Divorce Horror Stories And What We Can Learn from Them

Nowadays, very few people are surprised when they hear of another divorced celebrity couple.  Not only is divorce common among celebrity marriages, but often the split is messy. Since celebrities have such a large following, the public is often very familiar with their chaotic, bitter, and emotional divorces.

As ordinary people, we often view celebrities on a different level from ourselves. Despite how different their lives may be from our own, when it comes to divorce, they are still two people who previously pledged themselves to each other. Therefore, we can still learn from their experiences about the problems that lead to divorce, and some of the best and worst ways to handle it.

Mr. David Badanes Esq. of Badanes Law Office on Long Island shared his thoughts on some celebrity divorce horror stories and what we can learn from them.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: The famous couple, known as Brangelina, were together for 10 years and married for two before they filed for divorce. With six children and assets worth millions of dollars at stake, their divorce proceedings are still going on, despite the filing occurring in 2016. Angelina and Brad have been to court many times, mainly fighting over custody of the children. At times Angelina was granted full custody, but the most recent settlement is a temporary ruling saying they will share custody. However, this ruling is still being contested and their divorce has been a nightmare for everyone involved.

Brangelina’s situation demonstrates how long divorce can take to finalize. Depending on the cooperation of the parties and the number of things being contested in a divorce, the court battle can go on for years. This is not an ideal situation for anyone involved, so instead of dragging on the divorce battle, the best thing to do is to find a compromise that prioritizes the needs of the children. Brad and Angelina have not been able to reach a compromise, which is why their divorce has endured for so long. If you believe you will not be able to reach a compromise with your ex-spouse, be prepared to pay quite a few visits back to court.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West: This divorce is fairly recent— Kim filed for divorce in February 2021 after many months of conflict with ex-husband Kanye West. The end of their marriage was plagued by mental health issues, religious differences, physically residing in different states, and a conflict-ridden Presidential campaign. Their marriage was under immense stress, and eventually, they realized their problems were irreconcilable. Since their divorce, they have focused on co-parenting their four children together, and have even shown publicly they are on good terms.

Kim and Kanye’s situation clearly shows that divorce can occur when lifestyles, beliefs, and priorities become too divided between a couple. Kim and Kanye publicly had issues for a long time, especially the last year of their marriage. Irreconcilable differences are an extremely common reason for divorce and while the events leading up to Kim and Kanye’s split were extremely dramatic and messy, after they decided to divorce, their focus shifted to their children. When there is no hope for reconciliation between two people, the best thing to do is to put your differences behind you and focus on your kids.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver: After being married for 25 years, and having 4 children together, Maria Shriver filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger. The divorce quickly became a scandal when it was revealed Schwarzenegger fathered a child with a household staff member over 10 years earlier. After the scandal broke, Schwarzenegger took responsibility for his actions, and it seemed like the couple would divorce on good terms. Despite this, the divorce still drags on 10 years later.

Even if there is remorse or responsibility taken in divorce, the legal proceedings do not necessarily go smoothly. Schwarzenegger and Shriver seemingly had a stable relationship following the initial split, yet their divorce is taking over a decade to finalize. Divorce is complicated and unpredictable; even when two parties seem cordial with one another, the legal side can still take a long time and be filled with conflict.

Celebrities have very different lives from most of us, but during cases of divorce, the basic reasons and conflicts they face are often relatable. The longevity of the divorce process, conflicts between personal relationships and legal proceedings, and contributing factors to divorce, such as cheating, mental health, religious disagreements, and irreconcilable differences are all common aspects of divorce. Since celebrity breakups get a lot of attention and coverage, we can use their stories as examples to learn what to do, and what not to do, during a divorce.

David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. provides real-world advice to help you through this challenging time. If you are contemplating getting a divorce, and need an attorney to represent you, call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office today at 631-239-1702, email at david@dbnylaw.com or visit our web site: www.dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Uniondale, Nassau County.

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National Stepfamily Day

September 16, 2021 marks the 25th annual day of recognition for an important type of family: National Stepfamily Day. Stepfamilies, or blended families, are becoming more common every year. Many divorced individuals end up with blended families, so it is important to counteract the negative stigma associated with stepfamilies. These negative stereotypes do not accurately reflect the loving blended families that exist today.

Divorce lawyer David Badanes Esq. of Badanes Law Office on Long Island has worked with many stepfamilies over the years and shared some of the most common issues he’s seen in these types of families.

There are often large age differences in stepchildren. If each spouse in a new relationship or marriage has children from a previous marriage, these children could have big age differences. On the other side, you could also have multiple kids of the exact same age and school grade in a blended family. The ages of the kids will affect the family dynamic as babies/toddlers, elementary age children, teenagers, and adult children all react differently to a new marriage. Be aware of what your family dynamic will be as a blended family and do your best to meet all the kids’ needs in each situation.

Legal issues can arise in stepfamilies. The legal side of divorce is often complicated, but it is even more complicated with children. One legal issue that may come up is deciding who gets what in a Will; there is not a single right answer to this question, so make sure to confer with a lawyer and think about your family situation. Another legal issue that may come up in blended families is dealing with exes. Even if you never want to see your ex after a divorce, if you have children with this person, you will have to work out a solution. If your ex gets into a new relationship with someone who also has kids, make sure to confer with a divorce or custody lawyer and ensure your legal plan is strong. The most important thing when it comes to blended families is to prioritize the needs of all the children in the situation.

Celebrate your new family. It’s important to make sure your children know having stepsiblings or stepparents is not a bad thing, so make time to celebrate your blended family. National Stepfamily Day on September 16th is the perfect day to celebrate with your kids. You could go to a museum, visit the zoo, go camping, have a family picnic, or do anything else that makes this day special! This day could become something for your kids to look forward to each year. Making time to celebrate will help them get excited about their family situation.

Blended families are no longer out of the ordinary, despite the stereotypes that may persist in society. As parents and stepparents, it’s important to make sure all the kids feel comfortable with the family dynamic. Thoughtful preparation and celebration are the best ways to bring unity to stepfamilies.

David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. provides real-world advice to help you through this challenging time. If you are contemplating getting a divorce, and need an attorney to represent you, call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office today at 631-239-1702 or email at david@dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Uniondale, Nassau County.

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Kids Away From Home? How to Face Divorce Alone

When two parents get divorced, there is a time of transition all members of the family will have to face. With a life-altering change like this one, there are many smaller changes that will be felt even stronger than they may have before. In particular, the transition of children moving away from home can be a challenging one to navigate. As a recently divorced parent this may be your first time living alone in years, and this transition could be shocking or distressing.

When you live alone again for the first time in a long time, the home may feel unnaturally silent. Even with the TV on or music playing, it may still feel strange to not hear the voices and sounds you were used to hearing. However, there is research that suggests silence is good for your mental health. This change may be difficult, but it allows room for growth and opportunity.

Mr. David Badanes Esq. of Badanes Law Office on Long Island shared some suggestions on how to adjust to an increase in alone time after divorce.

  • Trying new hobbies or getting back into old ones is a great way to spend your new alone time. New experiences or returning to hobbies you used to love will help you adjust to a new routine and your new life. Below are a couple of hobbies that may be especially helpful to a newly divorced person.
    • Learn to cook. Cooking is a great hobby that has a positive impact on your life. Especially if you were not the spouse that usually did the cooking, taking a cooking class will improve your lifestyle.
    • Your mental health may suffer when you go through a divorce, so it’s important to take care of it as best you can. One way to do that is to get exercise. Getting exercise can release endorphins that make you feel good and can improve your alertness. In addition, exercise is a great hobby that will take up time and get you out of the house, especially if you join a gym.
  • Host a party. It’s important to strengthen your friendships and relationships after divorce. This will allow you to see a life outside of your previous marriage. A great, fun way to engage with your friends is to have a party. If you just moved, you could have a house-warming party to show your friends your new place.
  • Join a support group. This is another great way to care for your mental health after divorce. You may feel isolated or alone without your kids in the house and with your new alone time, but you are not isolated. Joining a support group will help you experience this and meet other people going through a similar time.

After divorce, there will be an abundance of changes in your life, especially regarding your personal life and routines. As daunting as these changes may initially seem, they are manageable. The intense time of transition will go away in time as you get used to your new life.

David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. provides real-world advice to help you through this challenging time. If you are contemplating getting a divorce, and need a divorce lawyer to represent you, call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office today at 631-239-1702 or email at david@dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Uniondale, Nassau County.

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Divorce Delayed? Here’s Why

You started your divorce months or maybe even a year or two ago, and you still can’t see an end in sight – why? Well, it’s a complicated answer because divorce is a complicated area. Most divorces take a while to finalize because there are many legal and financial steps that need to be taken. When you add a global pandemic to the situation, the amount of time it takes to finalize a divorce increases immensely.

If your divorce has not been settled, you should ask your attorney why it is taking so long to get resolved. However, there are some common reasons that lead to this situation. Mr. David Badanes Esq. of Badanes Law Office on Long Island shared some common reasons for why divorce settlements may take so long.

Discovery is not done. In divorces, discovery is the gathering and exchange of evidence, information, documents, etc. Discovery is a very broad term and will become more specific depending on the financial assets and specific conflicts of the two parties. The time it takes to complete discovery depends mainly upon the types of documents and information that need to be gathered, the complexities of the personal and financial situation, and the cooperation of the two parties. As a result, discovery may take a while to complete.

Waiting for an appraisal of a house or business. The appraisal of certain assets is a normal step in a divorce. Unfortunately, companies that perform appraisals operate on their own schedule. The two parties in a divorce may need to wait for appraisals to be completed in order to proceed in the divorce process.

COVID-19. This is a massive reason for delays in divorce proceedings over the past year and a half. The pandemic affects many aspects of the divorce process, slowing everything down as a result. Most courts are incredibly backed up, but still need to give each case on the docket their due time and care. Additionally, many judges, attorneys and clients have become ill, leading to delays in the divorce process. The pandemic has also impacted the workforce in significant ways. There may be fewer clerks working to handle divorce cases, so even if your divorce has been settled and all the documents have been submitted, that may not be enough to finalize it quickly.

No matter what the reason is for the delay in your divorce settlement, the situation is understandably frustrating. Divorces rarely get finalized quickly, so it’s best to prepare yourself for what may take longer than expected.  Make sure you are confident in your Long Island divorce attorney to handle any delays that may come up.

David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. provides real-world advice to help you through this challenging time. If you are contemplating getting a divorce, and need an attorney to represent you, call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office today at 631-239-1702 or email at david@dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Uniondale, Nassau County.

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Owning A Business Together And Getting A Divorce

By David Badanes and Max Glick

Divorce is already a complex procedure, which can be made more complicated if the spouses own a business together.  In most situations, the business will have to be valued by a neutral expert.  In addition, the divorcing couple will need to decide who retains the business after the divorce.

In some situations, one spouse may retain full control of the business after the divorce.  This typically happens if that spouse was the one who either founded the business or is the one who, prior to the divorce, took care of most of the day-to-day running of the business.

In some cases, an end to a marital relationship does not mean an end to the business partnership and the ex-spouses continue to work together.  Although, this is rare, just because there is a divorce, does not mean that the two adults cannot work together to make sure that the business continues to thrive. For those who choose this option, it is because each spouse brings value to the business.

Finally, in some instances, the divorcing couple will choose to sell the business.  This brings its own set of questions, for example: (i) how are the net proceeds of the sale distributed; (ii) what are the tax consequences; and (iii) can one of the spouses start a new business that essentially does what the old business did – but, just under a new name?

Here are three things to know concerning getting a divorce and owning a joint business:

1. Distribution of Income

While the divorce is ongoing or if the divorcing couple decide to retain the business together, the issue of how to distribute the company’s business should be resolved.  As with most issues in a divorce, if the spouses cannot agree on how to distribute the company’s income, then a judge may issue orders on how the distribution of income should be handled.  In many instances, a judge will appoint a third-party, called a receiver, who will be in charge of the distribution of income in the business.  Note that a receiver will often be entitled to a large fee and could become a large expense of the business/divorce.

2. Control of the Business

Whichever spouse has more influence and oversight in the business will most likely be the one who will retain control after the divorce has been settled.  However, this can be difficult to determine as one spouse may deal with multiple sides of the business.  For example, a spouse may be in charge of meeting with clients, soliciting new clients, and marketing the business.  While the other spouse may be involved in the behind-the-scenes operation of the business such as payroll, budgeting, etc.  One way to determine the control of the business is for the spouses to be up-front with what aspects of the business they manage.  If the spouses cannot agree, one may file with the court to retain exclusive authority over the business.  If this is the case, the filing spouse will need to provide documentation which demonstrate their control such as financial records with their name, and/or operating arrangements.

3. Division of the Business

After the conclusions have been reached on the distribution of income of the business and the role each spouse plays in the business, the question becomes: How do the spouses divide the business? The spouses may decide keeping the business is not in their best interest and seek a buyout therefore splitting the proceeds, or closing the business and splitting the assets.  Another option is for one spouse to buy out their ex’s share in the business.  Alternatively, the ex-spouses might be able to work out their differences and continue to run the business as partners, albeit no longer married.

David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. have helped numerous divorcing couples with the division of both their divorce and their mutually-owned business.  Prior to becoming an attorney, David Badanes operated a business and currently, he operates a business with his wife.  David Badanes knows the challenges of owning a business and the challenges of splitting up a business or buying/selling one.

If you are considering getting divorced and own a business with your spouse, contact David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. at 631-239-1702 or email at david@dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Uniondale, Nassau County.

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Health Insurance After A Divorce

By David P. Badanes, Esq. and Max Glick

Here are three things to know about health insurance after your divorce:

1. Health Insurance Regarding Children

Regardless if you are divorced or not, in New York, it is mandatory that parents are financially responsible for their children.  This includes providing them with health insurance until they are 21 years old.  After your children reach 21 years of age, parents are not obligated to be financially responsible for their offspring and therefore they no longer are obligated to provide health insurance for anyone over 21 years of age.

However, a parent can and many still do, provide health insurance for their children until they reach the age of 26 years old.  Currently, the law states that children are eligible to remain on their parents’ health insurance plan until they reach the age of 26.

2. Health Insurance Regarding the Non-Primary Insurer

If you were insured through your spouse, then most likely, your divorce will specify that you will need to obtain your own health insurance plan.  However, you could retain the same exact health insurance plan via COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act).

Through the COBRA program, you can maintain the same health insurance coverage you had under your spouse, but yar are required to pay the full price of the policy.  Typically, this is a very expensive option.

In New York State, if your employer does not offer health insurance, then you can obtain health insurance through the government-run New York State Marketplace.  In many situations, you may be able to obtain reasonably priced health insurance through the N.Y. State Marketplace.  You can obtain more information by going to nystateofhealth.ny.gov.

Finally, if your employer does offer health insurance, then you choose that option.

3. Health Insurance Regarding the Primary Insurer

If you are insured through your own employment, then your divorce will not change your eligibility and you will not lose your existing coverage.

David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. provides real-world advice to help you through your divorce.  If you are contemplating getting a divorce or looking for a new divorce attorney, call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office today at 631-239-1702 or email at david@dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Uniondale, Nassau County.

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Tips on How to Complete Your Statement of Net Worth

By David P. Badanes, Esq. and Max Glick

In New York State, if your divorce is contested, you will have to fill out the “Statement of Net Worth” (sometimes called the “Net Worth Statement”).  The Statement of Net Worth (hereinafter “SNW”) is a very comprehensive form where you will list: (i) all your assets; (ii) all your liabilities (debts); (iii) your income; (iv) your monthly expenses; (v) your gross income; (vi) applicable, business interests information; (vii) legal and expert fees paid; and (viii) some basic family information). When filing the SNW, you have to attach your retainer agreement with your attorney, your most recent W-2 (or 1099s) and your most recent income tax returns.  You can think of a SNW as doing a “Budget on Steroids”.

When you file your SNW, you are signing it under the penalty of perjury. Furthermore, the SNW can be – and will be – used by your adversary to determine if you are telling the truth about your income, expenses and all the other information you state in your SNW. This is why it is extremely important to make sure that your SNW is accurate, error-free and truthful.

Here are a few tips on how to complete your SNW:

  • If something does not apply to you, do not leave the field blank, instead write “Not Applicable”. For instance, if you do not own any stock, you would write “Not Applicable” in the appropriate space.
  • If you do not know the value of an item, do not guess. Instead, you can write “To be determined” or “Do not know”. For example, if you own some jewelry and do not know its value (if sold, not what you bought it for), you can truthfully write: “Do not know”.
  • When completing expenses, it is usually best to compute all of your expenses on a monthly basis. You also do not have to include “cents”, instead you can simply “round up” or “round down”.  For example, if on a yearly basis you spend $1,600.00 for heating expenses, on a monthly basis that would be $133.33.  However, in the SNW, it would be acceptable to write “$133.00 per month”.
  • When filling out the form, you are taking a snapshot in time. All the information should be “as of” the date you are completing the form.
  • If you do not know your expenses, you can consult your bank statements or call the vendor/provider to determine how much you pay. For example, you can call your mortgage statement, the utility company or your credit card company to obtain the information you need. You can also go on-line to obtain this information.
  • For your expenses: if your spouse pays a particular expense, you should still list the amount of the expense and then state who is paying that expense. For example: “Mortgage: $2,500.00, currently paid by husband.”
  • Indeed, you can put as many “notes” as you want in the form.
  • Most people have a better idea of their income. However, you still should consult your most recent W-2 forms and/or pay stubs to make sure you are listing your correct income.
  • When completing the asset section, make sure you list all your assets. If you forget to list an asset, then it might not be considered in your divorce.
  • Liabilities (debts): Make sure you look at your bank statements and credit card statements. Many people have automatic debits, which they forget to put down on their SNW.
  • When listing a credit card or loan, be specific. For example, write: “Chase Visa Card ending in 1234”.
  • The SNW is a long form. It might be a good idea to complete it in two or more settings.
  • Do your homework and be careful in completing the form.
  • After you complete the form, double-check it.

If after you file your SNW, you discover that you made a mistake or an error, you can file an Amended or Second SNW.  Similarly, if there is a significant change in your finances, you can also file a Second SNW.  Finally, if your case goes to trial, the Court may require you to file an updated SNW.

David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. have helped numerous clients in completing their SNW.  If you are thinking of getting divorced or you were served with divorce papers and need an experienced divorce attorney on Long Island, then call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office.

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Land Mines for Marriage: What Are the Most Dangerous Signs That You Are Heading for A Divorce

Most divorces do not happen for no reason at all. Normally, couples have disagreed and have been struggling for some time before they make the decision to split. Many assume that the warning signs of divorce are mostly explosive arguments, extreme betrayal, or infidelities. These are a cause for the end of a marriage, but signs of divorce can also be subtle, everyday occurrences that tend to go more unnoticed.

David Badanes, Esq. of Badanes Law Office on Long Island has shared some of the most common warning signs that may lead to a divorce.

  • Emotional Distress: If you are not happy, or your spouse tells you that he/she is feeling negative emotions toward you or that he/she has no positive emotions towards you, then this is a tell-tale sign that something isn’t working.
  • Infidelities: Loyalty is a key component of marriage and if your spouse is caught having an affair whether it be physical or emotional, it can be hard to bounce back from.
  • Avoidance: If you or your spouse are spending more time with friends or family than with each other, it could be a sign your relationship isn’t as strong as it once was. While it’s perfectly healthy to have time away from each other, if you find that you’re spending more time away from each other than together you should take a closer look at your relationship.
  • Intimacy: Physical attraction and intimacy in a relationship is a key component of a successful marriage. Be wary if there is little to no intimacy in the interactions between each of you.
  • Respect: Mutual respect is a foundational element to marriage. If there is a lack of respect between you and your spouse, then you may want to consider having some sort of discussion about the future of your relationship.
  • Destructive Behaviors: If you or your spouse are engaging in destructive behaviors such as excessive drinking or using drugs, it’s important to ask yourself why you are doing so. Often, an unhealthy or unstable relationship can cause people to partake in destructive behaviors or self-sabotage. More importantly, sometimes these destructive behaviors have a negative impact on a marriage and can actually be the reason a couple divorces.

David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. provides real-world advice to help you through this challenging time. If you are contemplating getting a divorce, and need a divorce attorney on Long Island to represent you, call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office today at 631-239-1702, email at david@dbnylaw.com or visit our website: www.dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Uniondale, Nassau County.

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Grieving The Death Of A Marriage

Grief is something most people go through at some point in their lives, and there should be an open dialogue about it rather than shame or avoidance. National Grief Awareness Day on August 30 exists for this very purpose. The day is dedicated to raising awareness of the many ways people cope with loss and was founded in 2014 to encourage communication on loss and bereavement. One area of grief that should be recognized, but sometimes people overlook, is the grief that comes with divorce.

When people enter a marriage, they go in with the expectations that it will last for life. People don’t expect divorce, yet sometimes divorce becomes the best option. Even if the decision to divorce becomes clear, the emotional turmoil that follows can be devastating. Divorce is sometimes thought of as the “death of a marriage,” so divorced people often experience the type of grief that is similar to a death in the family. Divorce can be one of the most grieving experiences in a person’s life, and oftentimes it is incredibly difficult, painful, and overwhelming.

It is important to understand the grief that divorce can bring and to deal with your emotions in a healthy way. However, even during the hardest times, try to remember the healing that time can bring. Time will allow those who have been through divorces to grow and be happy again. Many divorced people enjoy better and more joyful lives after divorce. This is an important thing to remember for those in the midst of grieving the death of a marriage. Make sure to deal with your emotions of grief appropriately, not neglecting them, and communicating your loss when necessary; but also try to remember that many divorced people live happy and enjoyable lives.

David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. provides real-world advice to help you through this challenging time. If you are contemplating getting a divorce, and need an attorney to represent you, call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office today at 631-239-1702, email at david@dbnylaw.com or visit our website: www.dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Uniondale, Nassau County.

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