Talking to Your Boss About Divorce


If you are going through a divorce, it will undoubtedly affect many areas of your life, including your work. To help lessen your stress, it would be a good idea to talk to your boss about your impending divorce and make any necessary accommodations. Even if you are going through mediation and forgoing litigation, you might have to take some time off, so talking to your boss about this matter now will help ensure it goes smoothly.

How to Professionally Discuss Your Divorce

Of course, divorce is an immensely personal matter and no one wants to get deep into this topic in a professional setting.

Here are some tips that will help you maintain a professional tone while discussing your divorce:

  • Your boss does not need to know why you are getting divorced or any other personal matters involved in this decision. However, it would be helpful to know how the divorce may impact your work duties, your schedule, or any other aspects of your professional life.
  • If you have any specific details, such as court dates or mediation sessions, and you know they will conflict with work, share this information with your boss, so your schedule can be accommodated.
  • Do not try to use your divorce as an excuse for not delivering on-the-job. Hopefully, your boss will extend some understanding, but it is still important to do your job.
  • Find out what paperwork, such as tax information, needs to be updated to reflect the change in your marital status.

You are not required in any way to let your boss know that you are getting divorced, but sharing this major event can help make the situation easier.

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If you are ending your marriage, you should not hesitate to discuss your case with a skilled family law attorney. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Graff, our attorney has more than 35 years of experience. When you choose to work with our team, you will receive compassionate guidance and strong legal support as you navigate each step of the process. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to protect your interests and ensure the best possible results.

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