Albany Family Law Blog

The importance of maintaining job performance

Posted by Joanne P. Monagan, Esq. | Jun 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many in New York are both spouses and employees. When they are in the process of ceasing to become a spouse, they are still an employee and must go into work every day. In the end, they need to continue to perform at their job so that they can stay employed. However, it is not always easy given the stress of the divorce.

Even if one does not have a close relationship with their supervisor, it is important to let the boss know early what is happening in their life. Even if they are not seeking the boss's support, it is valuable to give insight into their job performance. If the boss sees declining productivity, they may otherwise judge their employee negatively. Even if one does not view the boss as their friend, they need to protect their job.

The best way to avoid declining job performance is to maintain the emotional balance necessary to get the job done at work every day. One should always seek out help and support during the divorce so that they can forgive and move on as soon as possible. While one may be looking to their job as a source of stimulation to get them through a difficult time, they should not become a workaholic. This would merely mask the problems long enough to keep from adequately dealing with them.

The divorce process can be stressful for someone no matter how strong they are. One way to lessen the burden that a spouse faces is to hire a divorce attorney. Generally, the closer one gets to the legal issues, the more difficult it is for them to focus elsewhere. The attorney could deal with all of the details of the divorce and help keep the process moving towards a settlement agreement.

About the Author

Joanne P. Monagan, Esq.

Managing Attorney


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