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Setting Practical Goals After Your Divorce

In the aftermath of your divorce, you should focus on finding yourself and setting yourself up for a happy and successful life as a single person. One of the best ways to do this is by setting some practical ,manageable goals that will help you build momentum in your new life and regain your confidence and control.

It can be beneficial to spend some time writing down some of the goals you have, both short term and long term. Here are a few examples of some goals you might consider.

  • Income: What is your income goal? After your divorce, your financial needs have probably changed significantly. Calculate what you will need to live comfortably, based on your living expenses that also account for the changes in your life.
  • Savings: Building savings after divorce can feel like wishful thinking, but it’s possible, even if you’re only saving a small amount of money to start with. Savings funds are crucial for your long-term future, especially if you have children, so find ways to save and invest so you can grow money for your future.
  • Accommodations: In the near term, you’re going to want to think about where you will live right now. You’ll also need to have an eye on your future. If you’re staying in your family home, is that where you want to be for the long term? If you’re moving to an apartment, do you want to start saving for a new home?
  • Relationship with ex: How do you wish to interact with your former spouse? If you have children together, you’re going to need to maintain some semblance of a relationship with your ex so you can be effective coparents. Think about the methods of communication you’ll use and what that relationship would ideally look like.

For more tips for goal setting in the aftermath of your divorce, contact an experienced Minnesota divorce lawyer at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.

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