Mental Health and Divorce

Divorce is one of life’s more stressful experiences to go through, especially when there is a lot of conflict and disagreement between the parting couple. This can have a negative effect on a person’s mental health, so it is important to watch out for signs that yours could be suffering. Symptoms of poor mental health can vary from anxiety and depression to irritability, anger, obsessing over mistakes and fatigue.

While divorce and separation will always be accompanied by feelings of sadness, regret or nerves about the future, these feelings should not be taken lightly, as they can turn into more significant problems if left unchecked. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of worsening mental health, consult a medical professional to help you cope with the process of divorce. The stronger you feel and the better protected your mental health is, the more straightforward you may find the process of making decisions, agreeing to settlements and finalising what will happen to joint property and the division of assets for the marriage or civil partnership.

Far more importantly, supporting and protecting your mental health is vital to ensure that you can champion and advocate for any children or dependents from the marriage. Both parties should have this aim as their top priority. Being able to focus and think more clearly will inevitably result in a better outcome for all involved. For more information about the divorce process, protecting your mental health during a divorce and separating from someone who has poor mental health, contact our compassionate, professional team at Shortlands Solicitors today.


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Talk to one another. Try to agree arrangements that best suit the children, that they will be comfortable with and that take into account their interests.

Have an initial meeting with a lawyer to explore the law and your rights. Then attempt mediation or collaboration.

If you live abroad and need to apply for a child custody order, the process will depend on your specific situation and the laws of the country where you reside.

First and foremost the Court is concerned with the Child’s interest and welfare. An arrangement will be reached that best suits the child’s welfare.

Between three to twelve months

The cost varies depending on the complexity of the case. At Shortlands we try to offer fixed fees for every stage of the process.

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