You may have made the decision to get a divorce; but in the meantime, you should also take steps at work to make your life easier during a stressful time. To start, you can get your boss on board so that he/she will understand when you request some time off to meet with lawyers or make court appearances. Finally, this may be a good time to assess whether the job or career will support your lifestyle post-divorce and make plans accordingly. Will you need to make more money or will you need to spend more time with your children? This article lists additional steps to consider regarding your employment and future.
Divorce requires that you make some important decisions, ones where mistakes will cost you either in lower income or in reduced financial assets. For example, is it better to sell the marital home or keep it in exchange for another asset? Or, is it smarter to take the 401(k) or IRA instead of the taxable account when splitting assets? There are numerous options that must be carefully analyzed so that you make the best decision for your situation. This article notes additional points to consider.