How can you manage a California divorce (or child custody matter) if you are sick or laid up in the hospital? Short answer: you need to “outthink yourself.”
Assuming that your mental faculties are still descent, you can accomplish a lot, even if you can’t move that much. Maybe you only have an hour a day to plan, reflect, and strategize. That should be plenty of time to do the critical thing that you need to do to organize for your divorce, organize for your recovery (e.g. surgery or other medical treatment), and take care of yourself and any children or dependents.
Here’s an example. Pick a problem in your life, then come up with an ideal solution. Rather than trying to figure out how to get from where you are now to where you want to be, come up with all the obstacles in the way. Then figure out how to either blast through those obstacles or make them irrelevant to the goal.
For instance, let’s say your knee is killing you, because you were in a skiing accident recently. So your problem is: how can I take care of my yard and the house, if I can barely walk because of my knee? An ideal solution would be: your yard and house would be perfectly attended, while you recover.
What are the obstacles in the way of that happening? One obstacle is that your knee is hurt, so you can’t do the work yourself. But maybe there are ways to make the obstacles irrelevant? For instance, if you hire a gardener to do the work for you, it wouldn’t matter that your knees hurt. Or you could ask your kids or a neighbor to help. Or you could just accept and live with a lower level of cleanliness until your knee heals.
Hopefully, you see the value of “outthinking yourself.” But you probably still need help with the details. Call the Dinnebier & Demmerle team immediately to schedule a thorough case evaluation with us.