Divorce changes your life in myriad ways. But if you were a stay-at-home parent or spouse who now needs to find a job, the transition can be difficult. Being off the job market for years can make finding a job that much more complicated. Reentering the work world, however, is likely to be an important component of transitioning into your post-divorce future.
Your Job Prospects
If you are in the process of divorcing, you recognize that your financial situation is about to change. If your spouse was the primary breadwinner, for instance, you likely have serious concerns about supporting yourself while you are going through the divorce and – especially – once it has finalized. The fact is that spousal support in the State of Texas is by no means a certainty. Further, obtaining a divorce can be a lengthy and costly process. In other words, even the prospect of a divorce can be financially daunting. If you have been out of the workforce for a while, it is important to consider your specific circumstances carefully:
- Your education and job skills
- How your life experiences and interests translate into marketable skills
- The cost of childcare that you incur by going back to work
Your circumstances are unique to you, and it is important to factor in all the variables that will play a role in your job search.
Temporary Spousal Support
The fact is that the divorce process is likely to be a financial and emotional drain. Ultimately, you will probably need to find a job to support yourself and your children, but temporary spousal support may be an option during the pendency of your divorce – and possibly several months beyond. If you and your divorcing spouse are on reasonable terms, you might be able to hammer out temporary financial arrangements together. If you are not able to reach an agreement, the court will decide for you.
Your Financial Future
You and your children’s financial future will be significantly affected by the outcome of your divorce. It is, therefore, critical that you make careful financial decisions as you move forward. Temporary spousal support can allow you the time you need to make financial plans and begin your job search without going into debt (or further debt) in the process. Divorce entails many changes, but remaining focused on your finances throughout can help safeguard your financial future.
If You Are Divorcing, Consult with an Experienced Central Texas Divorce Lawyer Today
If you are going through a divorce, your finances are naturally one of your foremost concerns, and if you have not been part of the workforce for several years, it can complicate the issue. Attorney Brett Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Central Texas is here to help. Mr. Pritchard has the experience, skill, and compassion to help guide your case toward a financial resolution that works for you and your children. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact or call us at (254) 220-4225 today.