If you are going through a divorce, it is common to wish that you could leave your divorce at home and not carry it into your work life. Unfortunately, due to important calls and meetings, it is often impossible to achieve this type of balance. By following some helpful strategies, however, it is possible to juggle a workplace existence and get through your divorce. The following will review some of the strategies that are likely to help you.
Schedule Time Each Day to Handle Divorce Matters
It is important to avoid overlapping work and divorce events as much as possible. Not only is there the potential that divorce-related issues can distract while on the job, there is also a risk that having these handles in the workplace will create feelings of anxiety and uneasiness that will affect your performance as an employee.
Keep Your Attorney Up to Date
By informing your lawyer well in advance of any dates on which you will be busy or unavailable, it is possible to avoid scheduling conflicts. If conflicts do arise, it is often difficult to reschedule court dates. As a result, you should make sure that your lawyer remains up to date on any changes that occur.
If you must retain any divorce-related documents on a work computer, it is important to place these files in a separate folder to avoid either losing these files or having them mixed up with work documents. It is also important to keep these files in a confidential location to avoid having someone else look at them.
Maintain Privacy with Your Account
Maintain privacy with all divorce related correspondence. This means using personal email accounts rather than business ones and taking phone calls only when you have privacy. By not obeying this suggestion, there is a risk that your communication might not remain private, which could mean that you end up losing your attorney-client privilege.
Minimize the Burden of Divorce on Coworkers
When you need to request work documents that are important for your divorce, it is important to remain professional and present your coworkers with an organized list of the material you need. By requesting everything that you need at once, you will come off as much less annoying to your coworkers and provide the smallest burden possible.
Inform the Appropriate People
Even though it is critical to maintain privacy about your divorce, you should make sure to inform certain people about the event including your human resources managers or co-owners of a business. In some cases, these individuals might be asked to provide important information about how your divorce occurred, which can end up influencing the outcome of your case.
Always Use Common Sense
In addition to the previously listed recommendations, it is a wise idea to always use common sense when a divorce involved. This means avoiding discussions of your divorce in the workplace. There is always a possibility that sharing too much could lead to a co-worker being deposed in the courtroom.
Speak with an Experienced Divorce Lawyer
There are a number of complex issues that can arise during a divorce. If you or a loved one needs the assistance of an experienced divorce attorney during this difficult time, do not hesitate to contact Vayman & Teitelbaum P.C. today.