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The 4 biggest losses when going through a divorce in Oklahoma

On Behalf of | Dec 9, 2022 | Family Law |

Going through a divorce in Oklahoma is a difficult process that carries some level of loss, especially for spouses with children or businesses together. However, if you were in a toxic marriage or divorce was inevitable for your case, finding a way to deal with the losses can help you cope better or work out a great plan for the future of your kids or business relationship with your ex.

Less time with your children

If you had kids with your ex, you would need to work out custody or visitation arrangements. Normally, one parent gets primary custody, while the other gets visitation or even lesser time with the children. Even if you get 50-50 custody, the time you’ll spend with your kids won’t be as much as it was when you were still married. If a court-ordered visitation is necessary, one cannot underestimate the tremendous emotional losses either.

Loss of financial stability

Divorce can also lead to financial losses because both parties usually have to split their assets equitably, according to Oklahoma family law. Your new life can force you to reevaluate your finances and make substantial changes to remain financially stable. Additionally, child support payments or alimony might also play a role in this process, leading to further financial strain.

Change in family dynamics

Even if parents are able to come up with a custody arrangement that works for everyone, the family dynamics will still change as a result of this situation. For example, children may feel conflicted between wanting to display loyalty to both parents or even feeling neglected or unsupported in times of need.

Change in lifestyle

You can lose the house, car and other physical possessions that were jointly owned by you and your spouse after the divorce. Even if none of them are essential to moving on with your life, they can still be a huge loss as they symbolize a large part of your past. Similarly, recreational activities or even travel plans that involved both parents could no longer take place either.

It is important to note that most people who have gone through a divorce in Oklahoma still find ways to cope and eventually thrive again. By understanding the potential losses associated with divorces and being mindful of the changes throughout this process (whether financial, emotional or lifestyle-related), one can start moving forward toward a better future.