How a Divorce Might Impact Your Career

Posted by brian on December 9, 2019

You recognize that divorce is a major transition that will significantly affect your personal life on nearly every level, but you may not realize that it can also affect your career. While the emotional burden of divorce is often immense, the practical consequences can also be significant. Whatever your circumstances, divorce will almost certainly affect your career in one way or another. If you have concerns regarding divorce and your career, you need an experienced Cedar Park divorce attorney on your side.

While Your Divorce Is Pending

Going through a divorce is emotionally jarring, but it also necessitates plenty of administrative work on your part, including:

  • Scheduling and attending meetings with your attorney and with any financial advisors involved
  • Gathering necessary information and documents
  • Fielding calls from your attorney, your bank, credit card representatives, and any other pertinent entities
  • Attending depositions, going to mediation, and/or going to court

The fact is that most – if not all – of these activities will need to be taken care of during regular business hours, which means they are likely to affect the flow or your work. It’s often a good idea to discuss the fact of your divorce with your direct supervisor and to negotiate for increased flexibility if possible.

Adjusting Your Work Hours

Depending upon your circumstances, you may need to increase or decrease your hours at work. If you’ll be paying child support and are also paying for a separate residence, you may need to work additional hours to afford the additional expenses. If, on the other hand, you have primary custody of your children and are proceeding as a newly single parent, you may need to cut back at work. Further, there are child pickups and drop-offs to take into consideration. Suffice to say that your divorce will affect your work schedule in one way or another.

Returning to Work

If you were a stay-at-home parent prior to divorce, you might have to come to terms with reentering the workforce, which can be especially daunting. Even if you maintained your home and were the primary caregiver for your children while your spouse grew his or her career, any spousal support you receive will likely be temporary, and it may not be sufficient to support you in the first place. Forging a new career after being unemployed for a significant amount of time can be the most difficult career-related divorce hurdle of all.

If You Have Career Concerns Related to Your Divorce, Contact an Experienced Cedar Park Divorce Attorney Today

Divorce can impact your life in unexpected ways – including the way it affects your career. The dedicated divorce attorneys at The Jackson Law Firm in Cedar Park, Texas, are committed to helping you address your concerns head-on and fighting for your rights throughout the divorce process. To find out more and to schedule a free initial consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us online or call us at (512) 528-1900 today.

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