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Returning Back to Work After a Divorce

When starting a family, it is not uncommon for one parent to stay at home and take care of the children while the other works. However, after a divorce, it may be necessary for both parents to work. Transitioning from a stay-at-home parent to a working parent can be tricky, but there are steps you can take to make returning back to work after a divorce easier for yourself and your family.

Prepare Your Children

It is essential to prepare your children for your return to work. Your kids may not remember a time when you were working, and this transition can be difficult for them. It is helpful for both parents to speak favorably about the shift in living and working conditions to reassure your children. Additionally, constructing and maintaining work and visitation schedules with your ex-spouse can help create a comfortable routine for your kids.

Prepare Yourself

After a divorce, it is important to take some time to figure out the career or industry you’re interested in pursuing. Working with a career coach can be immensely helpful in finding the best niche for you. They can also help you update your resume, cover letter and prepare you for interviews. Do not be shy in adding your experience as a stay-at-home parent to your resume, as many employers value these transferable and soft skills.

Figuring out your income is also important. Spousal support payments can help you get back on your feet while you figure out the best career path for you. Rehabilitative alimony is specifically meant to “rehabilitate” a spouse who needs to gain certain skills or education in order to re-enter the workforce. A skilled family lawyer can help you pursue the spousal support you need after a divorce. Looking into part-time work is another option for parents who need more flexibility.

Split Childcare Costs When Possible

Childcare can be very expensive, especially following the financial burden of a divorce. The cost of childcare should be a part of the child support calculation you determine with your attorney during divorce proceedings. Splitting childcare costs where possible allows each parent to have more manageable finances and have a dependable source of income to take care of their children.

A Dedicated Family Law Attorney Can Answer Your Questions About Returning to Work After a Divorce

Divorce can come with significant lifestyle changes, including going back to work after years of staying home with your children. You may find yourself struggling to make time for your family and your wellbeing during this time of transition. Fortunately, our dedicated legal team is here to help.

While you focus on yourself and your children, an experienced divorce attorney from Moskowitz Law Group can reduce your legal burden during a challenging period in your life. Our firm will fight for you and for a result that safeguards your interests, future, and children. Contact us today to learn more.

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