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Should I Tell My Boss About My Divorce?

You are certainly not required to tell your boss that you are getting a divorce, but doing so is often a mutually beneficial decision. Getting a divorce can potentially turn into a time-consuming process, especially if it is a heavily contested divorce, which means it will likely impact your work schedule. There may be many days when you must leave or skip work entirely to attend a court appointment. Instead of keeping it to yourself, keep your boss informed.

How to Talk to Your Boss About Divorce

Divorce is a deeply personal topic, so it is understandable if you have some reservations about sharing this news with your boss. The key element in delivering this news is focusing on how it will impact you on a professional level. Spare your boss the details on what led to the divorce and whose fault it is and, instead, discuss how it may affect your schedule or if you need a lighter workload.

Although telling your boss about your divorce is a wise decision, you might want to be more discerning if you choose to tell any of your co-workers. If you put yourself in a position where everyone around you regularly asks about your divorce, you might have a difficult time staying focused on your work duties.

Here are some tips on how you can talk to your boss about your divorce:

  • You might not have all the details now, but if you know of any upcoming court dates or mediation sessions, let your boss know. If you think the divorce will affect your ability to keep up with your workload, be honest about it with your boss.
  • Hopefully, your boss will show some compassion and understanding for your situation. However, you should not take advantage of this kindness by using your divorce as a never-ending excuse as to why you cannot fulfill your duties as an employee.
  • Find out what changes must be made to your information. You will have to update your tax information, health care information, and anything else you may have that should reflect your new marital status.

You might want to also take some time to reorganize your workspace, so you can minimize distractions. Remove anything that might remind you of your spouse or the divorce. Clearing out this space will make it easier for you to feel less weighed down by the emotional challenges these circumstances often bring.

Contact Our Compassionate Family Law Team!

Getting a divorce can be emotionally challenging and affect your ability to remain productive at work. At Krusch Law, PLLC , we can help make this process easier by providing knowledgeable and compassionate advice and guidance. With more than four decades of experience, you can feel certain that your case will receive the care and attention it deserves when you choose to work with us.

Get started on your divorce case today and call our law office at (704) 343-8811 to set up a consultation with our trusted family law attorney.