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Social media has its perks. It’s a great way to communicate with those near and far and to spread a message widely with one small post. Unfortunately, using social media during a Michigan divorce can backfire too, turning an otherwise friendly platform into a firestorm...
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No marriage is perfect, no matter how much money you have. This is becoming especially clear as more news is revealed daily about the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates. The power couple have used their wealth to build a foundation and donate to science...
April 21, 2015
6 yearsago

Divorce can affect your jobDivorce affects people emotionally, mentally, and financially. And all of these side effects can impact your professional life. They might even, in the worst cases, cost you your job. No one wants to allow their personal life to seep into their job responsibilities, but a divorce can be all-encompassing and compartmentalizing what you’re dealing with in that situation is certainly a challenge. How can you stay on track so that you don’t lose your employment while you’re ending your marriage?

Be Forthcoming, to a Point

You don’t need to tell everyone in your professional circle that you’re getting a divorce, but it does help to tell the people with whom you interact daily and, especially, your boss. Divorce is common. Your colleagues may have been through a divorce themselves or at least know someone who has. There is empathy to be found. Ask for it before you need it so that it doesn’t seem as though you’re using your divorce as an excuse for missed deadlines, coming in late, or permanent distraction. You may even find that your superior is willing to adjust your work load temporarily so that you can get through your divorce with a little less stress.

Just say no to the DIY divorce >>

Readjust Your Hours

Your entire life will change because of your divorce, so expect your work routine to change as well. If you have children, your parenting time arrangements may now have you responsible for picking your kids up or dropping them off at new times for school, daycare, or activities. You may be moving to a new place which could add time to your commute. However, you will still have to put in the same amount of time for work. Without getting into the dirty details of your divorce, speak with whomever you need to so that you can satisfactorily rearrange your schedule – perhaps with a flexible telework agreement – with minimal disruption to your daily work duties.

Choose Confidants Carefully

It can be tempting to vent to your coworkers about what your spouse is doing to drive you crazy or to make your divorce difficult, how the kids are misbehaving because of the split or how you’re going to have to sell your investment property to reach a divorce settlement. Everyone who is willing to listen at the office is not necessarily on your side. Some workplaces are competitive, and if there is a promotion up for grabs or an evaluation around the corner, you could lose out because of your oversharing. And a frenemy may take the opportunity to point out where you’re slacking and why they should get a bonus or better office over you and your “drama.” Also worth noting: Keep your divorce details off of social media.

Study says: Men are more likely to drink after divorce >>

Watch Your Finances

You have a job now, but is it enough to see you through this divorce? Some people may find themselves having to take on other jobs in order to make ends meet. Don’t allow this need to affect your main source of income. Divorce is easily accompanied by poor financial decisions, like attempting to keep the family home even though you can’t afford it, or splurging on unnecessary purchases or trips to make yourself feel better about the divorce. From the moment your divorce begins, you would be wise to create a strict budget – with the help of a divorce financial analyst if necessary – so that you can ensure you won’t be stretched so thin that you can’t maintain the job you currently have.

The tax implications of your Michigan divorce >>

Planning for Every Stage of Divorce

Your divorce will not be easy, and there may be mental strain involved which can certainly impact your working life as well. Be quick about seeking the support you need while reassuring your coworkers that this too shall pass. Your new normal will eventually become normal and everyone will understand when you have to go to a school event or a legal meeting or even a therapy appointment. You don’t have to attempt to keep it all together on your own – contact Femminineo Attorneys in Mt. Clemens, MI, to schedule your no-cost initial interview today and discuss the course of your divorce.

What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

Family Law Expertise

Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

Strong Relationships

We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

We Care

Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

Expert Staff

Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day through our hot line at 586-854-3654.

Personal Service

At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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