Even if a divorce happens by mutual decision, it can be overwhelming to face the prospect of suddenly having to provide for one's sole support. Regardless of the circumstances under which the divorce occurs, Montana law provides a safety net for divorcing individuals who may be unable to support themselves. It is commonly known as alimony, sometimes also referred to as spousal support or spousal maintenance.
After having "the talk," hiring attorneys and negotiating a settlement, a Montana couple may believe that they have their divorce under control. However, the stress of ending the relationship goes far beyond the divorce paperwork. According to Psych Central, divorce brings self-doubt, fear and past issues to the forefront, and finding ways to cope with these can help relieve emotional stress and restore equilibrium.