Divorce can turn your world upside down and make it difficult to focus on anything else in your life. However, you must still go to work and carry out your job duties, so it is essential to find an effective way to navigate this challenging situation while at work.
Working During Your Divorce
If you are going through a divorce, your instinct might be to keep it to yourself while on-the-job. Grinning and bearing it may seem like the right approach, but it is often best to address this major life change with your supervisor or boss. The fact is that your divorce will impact your life and it will become impossible to keep it hidden, especially once it begins to impact your work schedule.
That said, you do not need to dive into any of the personal details of your marriage or why it failed when discussing it with your boss. Focus the conversation on how your divorce may affect your work. For example, you should inform your boss of any upcoming court dates or mediation sessions if they interfere with your work hours. If you think it may impact your ability to handle your usual workload, be honest about it. Your boss may extend you a bit of understanding, support, and flexibility.
If you are considering discussing your divorce with your work colleagues, however, you should do so with a little more discernment. You do not want to be put in a position where you are constantly confronted with questions about the progress of your divorce. They may mean well, but it can be distracting, especially if your divorce is particularly contentious.
Lastly, do not make any major decisions that may change the course of your professional life. You are going through an undoubtedly emotional time and making rash decisions now can have a negative impact on your life. Carefully consider your options and take your time before making any decisions.
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Getting divorced is a challenging experience to endure. Hiring a knowledgeable attorney to handle your case can make the process go smoothly and ensure the best results. At Kallen Law Firm, LLC, our family law team is backed by more than 45 years of combined experience, which we will use to your advantage.
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