Divorce can be a long process. Once it’s finalized, many people don’t know what to do next.
This guide may help you figure out what to do after divorce:
Spending more time with the kids
You may have a lot more time to spend with your kids after the divorce. This bonding time could be a great way to help your children process this new change in their lives. You could spend this time going to the park or movies, going on road trips or taking a week off at an amusement park.
Picking up hobbies
While you’ll have a lot of time to spend with your kids, you’re also likely going to have a lot of time alone. Many people take this time to start a hobby, such as writing or making music. Or, you could revive an old hobby that you didn’t have time to do while married, like fishing or bird watching.
Changing your passwords
You may have shared your online passwords with your ex-spouse. While they may not use them, it could still help to stay safe and change your passwords, which can include streaming services, bank accounts and social media accounts.
Modifying your estate plan
You may have included your ex-spouse in your estate plans at one time. Maybe they were set to inherit your assets or they were named a power of attorney. After divorce, you may wish to retract these decisions.
Changing emergency contacts
Another thing that many married couples do is name their spouse as an emergency contact. You may need to reach out to any medical providers to change this to a relative or close friend.
Replacing credit cards
Your ex-spouse may have used your credit cards to buy something while you were still married. Many services make things easy by saving credit card information for later purchases. You may need to ask your bank to replace your credit cards so this information isn’t left where your ex-spouse can access it.