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Traumatic Stress and Divorce in Arizona | Hildebrand Law, PC

Tue 18th Jul, 2017 Arizona Divorce Laws

Going through a divorce when you are already suffering from traumatic stress or experiencing traumatic stress because of the divorce can feel debilitating. Thankfully, there are things within your control that you can do to combat traumatic stress and divorce in Arizona.

Counselors and psychologists rely upon the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders (“DSM”) to diagnose traumatic stress. The disorder requires that the person experienced a traumatic or stressful event(s). The emotional and psychological distress experienced by someone with traumatic stress disorder can vary significantly.

Specifically, the emotional distress is experienced as feelings of anxiety and fear. Others may respond by not finding enjoyment in people, things, or activities when someone else would experience pleasure (“Anhedonic”). Others may simply have a feeling of unease and a loss of personal satisfaction (“Dysphoria). This can lead to outbursts of anger or a general lack of self-identity.

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Divorce has been described by many as being similar to experiencing a death in the family. The way the divorce is handled, however, can either mitigate the stress of the divorce or make it worse. Stress combined with depression and a long and expensive divorce process can significantly exacerbate the emotional and psychological effect of a divorce.

Four people can have either a positive or negative effect on your emotional well being during a divorce in Arizona. Specifically, you and your spouse and how reasonable each of you is in the divorce. The other two being the lawyers each of you hire to represent you in the divorce. It takes only one of these people to turn an amicable divorce into a nightmare of divorce in Arizona.

If your spouse or his or her attorney is exacerbating the divorce by being aggressive, abusive, or unreasonable, there are things you and your attorney can do to protect you. A protective order may be issued preventing your spouse from communicating with you.

Traumatic Stress and Divorce in Arizona.

Your attorney can keep everything in writing to try to settle the case. If the case must proceed to trial, make sure your attorney is equipped to prepare quickly to get your trial to court as soon as possible to put an end to the stressful Arizona divorce.

If you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, or significant stress, you should seek the assistance of a mental health professional. You should also consider your mental health provider’s opinion on medication.

Judges in Arizona do not care if you are taking medication to deal with anxiety or other issues. They understand a divorce is stressful and will not look negatively on your ability to provide proper care for your children because you are taking medication.

If you have questions about traumatic stress in an Arizona divorce case, you should seriously consider contacting the attorneys at Hildebrand Law, PC. Our Arizona divorce and family law attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience successfully representing clients in divorce and family law cases.

Our family law firm has earned numerous awards such as US News and World Reports Best Arizona Family Law Firm, US News and World Report Best Divorce Attorneys, “Best of the Valley” by Arizona Foothills readers, and “Best Arizona Divorce Law Firms” by North Scottsdale Magazine.

Call us today at (480)305-8300 or reach out to us through our appointment scheduling form to schedule your personalized consultation and turn your Arizona divorce or family law case around today.

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