When a custody battle interferes with one’s career

On Behalf of | Nov 18, 2019 | Firm News |

There is a long list of hardships that people may encounter when they find themselves in the midst of a battle over child custody. They may be emotionally drained due to high levels of stress and other emotional challenges such as depression. They may lose interest in activities that they have enjoyed for a number of years and other aspects of their lives may be adversely affected, such as their performance in the workplace. Some may even postpone major career moves and experience other career-related challenges because of a custody dispute they are trying to work through. 

Unfortunately, when one’s job is negatively impacted by a custody dispute, this can have negative consequences on many aspects of their lives, especially from a family law standpoint. For example, they may run into problems related to custody because of their financial circumstances or they may have more difficulty dealing with child support payments and alimony because of a decrease in their income. From a long-term perspective, these career issues can be very devastating in terms of one’s career prospects and their financial security. 

It is crucial to do your best to prevent a custody dispute (or any other family law issue) from interfering with your career. You may need to take time off work in order to handle legal matters, but you should stay committed to protecting your career. Sometimes, people have employers who are understanding, while others may struggle in this regard. Either way, you should watch out for any potential problems, and approaching your custody dispute appropriately may help prevent family law problems from affecting other aspects of your life.