Divorce changes everything. Not only does it impact your personal life, divorce can forever change your professional life, as well.
While you might be currently focused on the difficult emotions accompanying divorce, there are a number of other concerns that you may have about the divorce process. As time passes, many people find that divorce impacts the way that they think about their professional lives.
While the exact impact of a divorce varies from person to person, it is likely that your work life will be impacted by your divorce in one way or another. To better prepare for these changes, the following will review some of these considerations.
Temporary Interference with Your Work Schedule
There are a number of tasks that must be completed during the divorce process. Not only do you have to meet with your lawyer, you might also be required to attend a number of sessions with your financial planner or even your priest. This likely means that you will be required to accomplish some of these tasks during the work day.
As a result, you will likely need a flexible schedule during this time or be required to miss time from work. To prepare for this interference, it is almost always a wise idea to discuss details about your situation with your supervisor so they have an idea of what appointments you must meet.
Changes to Hours Worked
The divorce process is expensive, particularly if you are required to provide any type of alimony or child support. In these situations, you should be prepared to increase or alter your work schedule to make sure that you obtain adequate compensation.
On the opposite side of things, parents who are awarded sole child custody might be required to cut down the number of hours that they work.
Returning to Work
In the aftermath of a divorce, many people are required to re-enter the workforce as a new form of support.
While stay-at-home parents frequently receive support as part of a divorce settlement, in most cases this support is either temporary in nature or not adequate to cover all of the costs that a person faces.
As a result, many people are required to return to work to make sure that they have an adequate amount of compensation to pay off various costs.
Prepare for Child Care Costs
Many people discover that one of the greatest costs they face after divorce is child care. If you have children, you should not be afraid to ask your relatives as well as close friends for assistance.
By preparing for how your children will receive care while you work, it is possible to avoid a number of complications later on.
Speak with an Experienced Family Law AttorneyThe divorce process is complex and there are a number of complications that can arise will navigating the end of a marriage. If you need the assistance of an experienced family law attorney, do not hesitate to contact Vayman & Teitelbaum P.C. today.