The coming of the fall season is a paradox in several ways.
Fall brings about the end of a sun-drenched summer as the temperature drops, the leaves fall, and sand between your toes gives way to socks and jackets.
On the other hand, fall brings the return of routine, a new school year with new clothes and shiny sharpened pencils. Long since graduates, even adults feel the pull of returning to work with renewed energy, longer workdays and alert to year end tallies approaching fast.
As fall simultaneously brings into our life an end and a beginning, so too, does the decision and taking action to get a divorce. Over many years as a divorce attorney, I have witnessed and personally experienced the sorrow, anger and turmoil getting divorced causes.
There has to be a period of time for everyone to mourn, reflect and accept their new position in life. More encouraging though, is that I know clients ultimately do recover emotionally, regain their foothold on life and settle into a new routine that brings them back to a place of security and acceptance.
As a collaborative divorce attorney, I strive to help my clients manage and handle both successfully. If you are considering moving on, embrace change, make peace with the ending and welcome a fresh start this fall.