Getting a New York divorce can be a stressful experience. This is true no matter how amicable the divorce may be, as it is still an emotional process with significant financial implications. A few tips may help both men and women take care of themselves while working toward a fair settlement.

Losing weight is a common New Year’s resolution, but some people may have already naturally lost weight following divorce due to the stress caused by this type of legal proceeding. For a person who has lost weight already, it is still beneficial to focus on staying healthy and fit. In fact, it may be particularly important when the weight loss is due to a divorce.

It is also makes good sense to strive to enjoy life fully. In doing so, it may be helpful to consider what it means live a meaningful life. Finally, it can be helpful to spend less money and save more money following a divorce proceeding, for obvious reasons.

The divorce process is life changing, but it is still possible to maintain a sense of control in order to negotiate regarding matters such as property division, spousal maintenance and child custody. Divorce negotiations in New York allow the parties to work toward a resolution that is acceptable to both sides. However, if the two parties cannot find common ground, a judge will step in and decide all unresolved issues for them. In this situation, the outcome may not be in alignment with either one party’s or both individuals’ wishes.

Source: goodmenproject.com, “Three Resolutions EVERY Divorced Man Should Make — and Keep“, Karen Finn, Dec. 31, 2016