Going through a difficult divorce? Disagreeing with your ex about child custody and visitation? Dealing with domestic violence? Ending a domestic partnership? Fighting over child support or spousal support? If you are going through any type of family law litigation, you may feel stressed, anxious or even scared. It is important that you look out for your overall well being during this time in your life. It is critical that you find an attorney you feel comfortable with and trust to help you get through your legal matter. You and your attorney should have an open line of communication and you should know that they understand your position and goals. This will help take away a great deal of the stress you are feeling. This will also provide you some time to focus on yourself.

So what else can you do to get through this difficult time? Encourage yourself to participate in the hobbies and activities you enjoy. Perhaps you could read an inspiring book, take a class to learn something you’ve always been interested in, go to a museum and appreciate the artwork or even take up a new hobby. If you are feeling stressed you may want to talk to a counselor to learn tools to deal with the stress. Also, focus on keeping healthy. Chris Keith, a personal trainer and fitness instructor, (www.bootcamp619.com)states that a healthy diet along with exercise may help improve one’s health, increase self esteem and even reduce stress. (Of course you should always consult with your doctor before starting any exercise regimen and/or changing your diet). Most importantly, keep in mind that this time of transition will not last forever.

You will get through this.

Lance Claery
Partner, Claery & Green, LLP

Author's Bio: 

Attorney Lance Claery, a partner at Claery & Green, LLP, has been successfully practicing family law for more than eight years. He has worked with a diverse client base ranging from multi-millionaires to low income, modest means clients. He started his career as an attorney working with one of Southern California's most experienced family law attorneys. Thereafter, Mr. Claery began working for one of Southern California's busiest and most prestigious law firms. He was made a partner of that firm very quickly and has since worked on hundreds of divorces and other family law matters. Mr. Claery has handled trials, depositions, arbitrations, mediations, hearings and emergency hearings with success. During law school, he worked with a bright, fair and aggressive family law attorney; this is when he discovered that family law was his calling. Helping individuals and families has always been a passion for Mr. Claery. He participated in the University of Maryland's internship program with the well known Hope Housing project. Here, he was able to help families in the poorest sections of Washington, D.C. work together to develop enrichment programs for children in a cooperative setting.

Mr. Claery's commitment to an open line of communication with his firm's clients sets him apart from other attorneys. He is adamant that his clients are able to reach him and members of his firm when they are needed. Mr. Claery truly cares for each and every one of his firm's clients. Family law issues are oftentimes very stressful. He ensures that his firm's clients know they have a team at Claery and Green advocating for them and only them. At Claery and Green their clients come first.

In addition to family law, Mr. Claery has notable federal and administrative law experience. He is admitted to the United States District Court and has zealously handled and worked on security clearance matters across the country. Mr. Claery's other accomplishments include making the Dean's List at the University of Maryland, and acquiring both series seven and series sixty six licenses; this experience has helped him understand all types of assets and investments. He is a member of the California BAR Association and the Washington, D.C. BAR Association as well as the Los Angeles County and San Diego County BAR Associations.