How do you navigate divorce at work?

How do you navigate divorce at work?

| May 13, 2021 | Divorce |

You told your close friends, family and children about your divorce, but did you leave someone out? Do not forget to let your employer in on the news. See what FastCompany says about handling your marital split at the office. Know whom to tell and which steps to take to protect your income.

Let your boss know

At the least, let your manager or supervisor in on the news. You may need to adjust your hours to make court dates or meeting with your legal representative. Further, your divorce may lead to a dip in your productivity, which could put your position in jeopardy if the right people do not understand your current situation.

Re-evaluate your income

If you relied on your current partner financially, you must have a plan to cover your financial obligations alone. Even if you were the breadwinner, the expenses of divorce may impact your finances more than you may realize. It is important to understand how your financial situation changes as you complete the divorce process.

Sit down with HR

Besides your boss, meet with an HR representative to learn what you need to do about retirement accounts, insurance policies and anything else with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse’s name attached. Get everything in order as soon as you can, as your tax situation changes as a newly single person.

Make time for yourself

Stay tapped into your emotional and mental health. Just as divorce may affect your work performance, it may impact other areas of your life, too. You may need to take some time off to take care of yourself.

Divorce impacts various areas of your life. Developing a resiliency plan for your career may help you transition to the next chapter of your life with grace.