Applying for a job after your divorce

Applying for a job after your divorce

| Jul 28, 2020 | Firm News |

If your marriage recently came to an end, there are possibly multiple reasons why you are looking for a job. For example, perhaps you need to earn more money to support yourself (and your children). Many people also look for work in order to pursue career goals that were impossible during their marriage, while others simply need to get their minds off of a tough divorce and stay busy.

There are different factors to think about when it comes to pursuing a new position after your marriage ends. From financial obligations such as alimony and child support to the way in which starting a new job will affect your ability to take care of your child and other custody issues, make sure you are prepared.

Reviewing your options

It is imperative to look over all of your options when it comes to pursuing a job. Sometimes, people have a very clear understanding of the type of position they are looking for, while others are unsure of which job suits their circumstances best. You need to think about the number of hours you will work, especially if you are a custodial parent. If you are a non-custodial parent, it is imperative to consider how a new position will impact the amount of child support you have to pay.

The pros and cons of starting a new job

From a financial viewpoint, starting a job is often very beneficial (even though it sometimes carries certain stressors involving family law). On the other hand, some people have difficulty in the workplace right after a brutal divorce and it is smart to wait for a while before returning to work. Please spend some time on our website to browse through different topics related to the end of marriage.