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Dealing with Divorce at Work

 Posted on December 00,0000 in Life After Divorce

Illinois custody attorney, Illinois family law attorney, Illinois divorce lawyer,When going through or dealing with the aftermath of a divorce those affected may attempt to keep the other segments of their life as normal as possible. In many cases, this means trying to prevent the emotion and anxiety of the divorce from seeping into and impacting one’s work. It is not always easy, but maintaining a steady and consistent work environment can help a person get through their divorce.

Getting Through the Work Day

The stress of your marriage breaking up can have a negative effect on your work performance. You can do everything in your power to keep things on an even keel, but here are a few ideas to help you maintain good productivity at work.

  1. Let your boss know what is happening. It would be okay to have a private conversation with your supervisor to let him or her know that is going on with your marriage. Ask for some flexibility when it comes to meeting with your attorney.
  2. If you work with a partner or within a team, let them know what you are going through. They can offer some emotional support as well as work support. This also prevents them from thinking you are slacking off for no good reason.
  3. Do your best to keep missed days and time off to a minimum.
  4. Do not make your divorce the topic of every office conversation. Leave that at home whenever possible and allow your work to provide a nice distraction from that stressful situation.
  5. Accept that your productivity may lag from time to time, but make the effort to put in extra time whenever your schedule and energy level allows it.
  6. Keep the calls, emails, texts, and other communication from your (soon-to-be) ex-spouse to a minimum as best you can. Do your best to keep divorce matters separate from work matters.
  7. Do not allow work to become your sole escape. While matters at work can provide a nice distraction from the stress and anxiety of a divorce, be sure to leave time for other outlets such as movies, dinner out with friends and other escapes.

Retain an Experienced and Detail-Oriented Illinois Divorce Lawyer

When the time comes to deal with an impending divorce it is important to work with a legal professional who possesses the knowledge and experience to help you deal with the stress, anxiety, negotiations, and hearings. To ensure you have someone in your corner who will fight for your rights, get the help of a knowledgeable DuPage County divorce attorney.  The Law Offices of Matthew M. William, P.C. handles all divorce-related matters. Contact the office to schedule an initial consultation.


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