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3 tips for keeping your divorce and your work life separate

On Behalf of | Dec 18, 2019 | Firm News |

When you got married, it may have been one of the most important days of your life up until that point. You may have imagined what the rest of your life would bring as you shared it with your spouse. You likely thought of children, career goals and growing old together. While you may have reached some of those milestones, you may not have anticipated your now-pending divorce.

While it might have been hard to accept at first, you know that ending your marriage is the right decision. Still, you may have concerns about how you are going to handle all of the necessary divorce matters while also going into work as usual.

Tips for handling work and a divorce

Fortunately, most Texas residents who go through divorce also have a day job, and they often complete their cases successfully. You may take some comfort in that idea, but you still want to know what you can do to help your specific situation. Some tips for keeping everything in line during this time include the following:

  • Have a solid schedule: If you find yourself answering emails or calls about divorce matters throughout your workday, you may easily become overwhelmed. Instead, you may want to schedule a specific time of the day when you will answer emails and make calls as necessary.
  • Keep the office and the divorce separate: While you may have a moment or two of downtime in the office, you may want to refrain from working on divorce matters. If you use a work computer to store files related to your divorce or to gather related information, it could end up on a company server, which may put your privacy at risk.
  • Keep the right people in the loop: If you own a company or co-own a company, you may need to inform your partners about what is happening in your private life because divorce can have serious implications for business assets, especially when it comes to property division.

This time in your life can certainly feel stressful, but compartmentalizing can go a long way in ensuring that you do not allow your divorce to affect your work and vice versa. If you still have concerns about managing it all, you may want to speak with your divorce attorney about keeping up a workable schedule and the best times to discuss matters relating to your case.