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Divorce and Returning to the Workforce

Financial costs can add up in the divorce process, which is why many people need to manage career changes when their marriage comes to an end. Not only are you separating households, but the bills can also pile up for mediation, legal fees, and other costs related to this transition. While you are juggling the emotional challenges from the end of a relationship, it can feel overwhelming to step back into the workplace if you’ve been away for a while.

Back to Work After a Break

Some people take a brief break to take care of the divorce affairs. Other people have spent years as a stay-at-home parent. Either way, it’s important that you step back into the office with confidence and ease.

· After a Brief Break: If you are going back to the same workplace after a brief break, the social challenge might be the hardest part of this transition. You will face coworkers and friends, who may ask questions about the divorce and how you are doing. Remember that these people are reaching out in kindness and concern, but you don’t have to talk about your personal life if you don’t want to.

· Reentering the Workforce: If you are a person who has been out of the workforce for an extended period of time, then you need to adjust to the new “nine to five” schedule and find solutions that work best for you and your kids. When choosing a job, consider your skills, interests, and education to get a high-paying job to support your lifestyle. It can also be helpful to reach out to your network and connections to find a job that fits what you need.

Navigating the workplace after divorce might feel daunting, but remember that you are capable of changing your focus to accommodate this new chapter in life.

Divorce Legal Support

One way to reduce your stress during this time is to ensure that you have a supportive legal team to assist with your divorce. Miles & Hatcher, LLP offers full-service solutions including divorce proceedings, child custody, and more. If you need legal help, then contact us to book a time for a complimentary consultation: (909) 481-4080.

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