When going through a Pasadena divorce, many people find themselves feeling hurt, angry, and/or depressed. This is a normal reaction to the stress of ending your marriage, but it doesn't mean that you need to fall into the trap of a toxic relationship with your ex.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, an actor and semi-retired professional wrestler, recently spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his 2008 divorce to college sweetheart Dany Garcia. In the interview, Johnson told the magazine that he fell into a crippling depression before he realized he needed to become accountable for the new circumstances he was in.
Today, Johnson and his ex have something of a model relationship. Garcia is the mother of his twelve-year-old daughter and they work together as active co-parents. Garcia also serves as his business manager, while her brother works as Johnson’s producing partner, and her new husband serves as Johnson’s conditioning coach. Johnson is currently seeing writer and musician Lauren Hashian.
How can you learn to see divorce as a new beginning for your family? Everyone deals with change differently, but creating a strong support system is essential. Find friends to share your problems with so you’re not tempted to spill personal details to your child. Make time for hobbies and special interests that bring joy. If needed, seek advice from a clergyman or therapist.
When it’s time to settle issues surrounding the division of assets, child custody, visitation, child support, and spousal support, be open to reasonable compromises. Consider a mediated divorce in which a trained neutral mediator will guide you and your ex through the process of drafting your own divorce agreement. You can also consider a collaborative divorce, in which each person has their own legal counsel and works together to come up with an acceptable settlement.
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If you are in need of legal representation during your divorce, please call our office at (626) 683-8113 or email us at info@PasadenaLawOffice.com. Our Pasadena divorce law firm can advocate for your interests throughout the settlement process.