Divorce and your career
Whether you cannot decide if ending your marriage is the right decision, you recently filed for a divorce or you currently find yourself in the middle of the divorce process, it is crucial to think about the different ways that divorce could affect your life. For example, you could have financial issues to go over, such as child support and property division. It is also important to focus on your mental health and other aspects of your life, such as your career.
Although divorce can raise a number of concerns, it can also prove beneficial with respect to one’s career.
How can ending your marriage affect employment?
On the one hand, divorce-related stress, as well as the amount of time the divorce process can take up, could interfere with your job. Whether your performance suffers or you have to take time off of work due to your divorce, it is important to keep this in mind. That said, getting a divorce could open doors, increase your flexibility and make it easier for you to pursue your career goals. The Census Bureau reports that women are more likely to work outside of their household following divorce. Moreover, ending your marriage could make it easier for you to move to a different city or state to pursue a more lucrative opportunity.
What other divorce issues involve employment?
It is important to think about other divorce-related topics involving your job. For example, you could have to pay spousal support, depending on your circumstances. If you have kids and owe child support, payments could become automatically withheld from your check. Moreover, if you change jobs, this could impact your ability to pay child support or the amount you owe.
Make sure you closely review how divorce could affect your career and other aspects of your life down the road.