A divorce is often one of the worst curveballs life can throw us. Even if the break-up of a marriage is ultimately the best thing for the couple, it's still an event that forces us to reevaluate our life, goals and priorities. It also means starting over in a lot of ways. That can be good. You can't undo the past, but you can take steps to claim your future.
Take control of your finances. Likely, your financial situation has changed. Evaluate where you are and what steps you need to take to live within your means and still save for your future. If you have a good family law attorney, he or she is working to help you get the financial settlement you need. However, it's still important to be cautious until things are settled. If your spouse managed the money or if you had a tendency to overspend, now is the time to learn how to manage your money.