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Juggling divorce with the demands of the workplace

On Behalf of | Jun 22, 2020 | Family Law

Divorce can be one of the most stressful experiences that a person undergoes, and some people in Wisconsin may be worried about how it will affect their performance at work. Problems at work or even job loss will compound the stress of divorce, so it is important to take steps to try to ensure that the impact at work is minimal.

These steps may or may not include discussing the divorce with a supervisor or colleagues. People should weigh the atmosphere in their workplace and assess whether they are likely to encounter a sympathetic response. In a particularly competitive workplace, sharing this information might backfire. A better choice could be to seek support from friends and family.

On the other hand, some people might think that throwing themselves into their work is the right solution. This can also be destructive. Becoming a workaholic distracts from the problem without solving it. People may want to take a little time off work if they can and focus on building new routines for the long run. They should try to understand what role they may have played in the end of the marriage and forgive their spouse as well as themselves.

Getting a handle on emotions may help people manage divorce and child custody negotiations better. Negotiating a divorce agreement might be quicker and less costly than going to litigation, and a person’s attorneys may assist in these negotiations. A person’s work may suffer less as well since litigation can be time-consuming and involve needing to take time off to attend court or provide necessary paperwork. However, there are situations in which litigation might be the only option. This could be the case if a person believes that one spouse is trying to hide assets or that the children are unsafe with the other parent.