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How to remain professional during a divorce

Ideally, a person who is going through a divorce would be able to keep it from having an impact on his or her professional life. However, it may be necessary to take time off from work for a court date or to otherwise deal with matters related to the divorce. Furthermore, an individual's employer may receive requests for information from the court or other parties related to the proceeding.

In addition, the divorce can create stress that may manifest itself during working hours. It is also possible that stress from work could have an impact on a divorce proceeding. Therefore, it is important to set aside time during the day to make phone calls or send messages to a divorce attorney. Having a dedicated time to talk with an attorney may also cut down on legal bills. Correspondence should be made using a personal email account, and it should be stored on a personal computer if possible.

Using company emails may jeopardize a person's privacy and potentially negate the right to attorney-client privilege. Individuals who are going through a divorce should be as discreet as possible when talking about it at work. Generally speaking, an individual should talk about the divorce as little as possible as it may be seen as unprofessional to share too many personal details with colleagues.

An individual who is going through a divorce may experience a wide range of emotions. However, it is important that those emotions don't impact a person's career or chances of obtaining a favorable divorce settlement. A lawyer may be able to help a person stay organized throughout the process. This may make it possible to reach a settlement in less time and with less acrimony. That can be especially important for those who have children.

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