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Career questions to answer if you decide to divorce

It’s easy to understand the impact of divorce on your personal life, but many people overlook the fact that it’ll do the same to their career. Neglecting to plan for this as far in advance as possible can result in additional challenges down the road.

Here are some of the most important career-related questions to answer if you decide to divorce your spouse:

  • Should you tell your employer? There are arguments for and against this, so you need to consider the pros and cons of both approaches. For example, if you think you’ll need to take time away from work to manage the divorce process, it may be necessary to let your employer in on your situation.
  • Will divorce alter where you live? Maybe you’ve come to the realization that you won’t remain in the family home. If so, consider the impact a new address will have on your employment. Most importantly, you need to find a home in close proximity to your job so that you can continue to commute as you always have.
  • How will divorce change your financial circumstances? The answer to this question will help you determine what comes next with your job. For instance, if you need to earn more money to make ends meet, it may be time to consider a career change or at the very least a job search.

Once you answer these career-related questions, you will probably feel better about your ability to move forward with the divorce process. And it’s that confidence that will help put your mind at ease about your future.

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