Help Your Divorcing Friend See the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Apr 09, 2013, 11:00 ET from ARAG

DES MOINES, Iowa, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the friend of someone who is getting divorced, you'll likely be the source of reason in a typically overwhelming situation. Lacey Noel, an attorney and contributor to, offers some practical options to help you help your friend stay focused on the light at the end of the tunnel.



Instead of offering relationship advice to your friend, try to offer support in a more pragmatic way. One practical way you can help is to become familiar with the state-specific process for filing which your friend will need to follow once he or she decides to get divorced. You can easily search online for more information about the divorce process. Because divorce laws and proceedings vary by state, be sure to include the state name when you're looking for information.

By helping people focus on the steps they need to take, and where they're at in the overall process, you reduce stress by reminding them there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

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When a friend or family member is going through a divorce, most people find it tough to know what to say or how to help. Support in a Split targets the extended support groups of people going through divorce and offers practical ways for them to help during a difficult time. With insight from attorneys, divorce counselors and divorce survivors, blog topics range from exercise, dating and updating legal documents. Support in a Split is sponsored by ARAG®, a global provider of legal solutions.

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