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How to avoid declining productivity at work in a divorce

| Jun 25, 2020 | Blog, Estate Planning |

One who is getting divorced in Maryland still must get out of bed every day and go to work. They likely have a boss and job expectations that they must continue to fulfill. However, the stress of the divorce often preoccupies them to the point where they cannot focus, and their performance declines.

One of the first things that someone must do is initiate a conversation with their boss to explain their personal circumstances. Absent that, all the boss sees is declining productivity, and they may negatively judge their employee. Not only is it a courtesy to give a heads-up to the supervisor, but it can also protect the employee if they start to falter on the job. If management chooses to express their support, the employee should appreciate and accept it. However, one needs to be careful about seeking support from coworkers who they cannot trust.

The best way to address declining performance at work is to prevent it. This means that an individual is doing what they can to process the events in their life and remain emotionally healthy. Acting in a spirit of forgiveness can help free up one’s mind to focus on other things. However, they should be careful not to become a workaholic because the focus on work would short-circuit their emotional recovery from divorce.

A person may want to hire a family law attorney to handle the negotiation of a settlement. The attorney may also assist their client in figuring out all the areas where they need to take legal action, including things such as revising estate plans and removing a former spouse from beneficiary accounts. Legal advice might reduce the stress that a client faces and could free up bandwidth to continue to perform at their job on a daily basis.