Starting a new career after your divorce

On Behalf of | Nov 26, 2019 | Family Law |

When marriages end, many other aspects of a person’s life may change. They may experience significant financial changes due to their divorce, whether they have to take on responsibilities such as child support and alimony or they are no longer able to benefit from living with a spouse who provided for the household. Furthermore, some people start new careers after their marriage ends, whether they are forced to start working or they decide that it is time to change other aspects of their lives.

If you are thinking about working in a different field and you are in the middle of a divorce, there are various factors that you must realize. If your financial circumstances change significantly, you may need to modify your child support order or make changes to the amount of spousal support that you have to pay. Sometimes, a career switch is associated with a decrease in income, especially in the early stages of a new career, and this may place additional strain on someone who is already struggling with the emotional and financial fallout of their divorce.

If you need to move in order to begin a new job and you want to bring your kids with you, it is also important to understand the legal obligations you may have related to parental relocation. These are just some of the different topics that should be reviewed by parents who want to switch career paths during or after their divorce. To read more about some of the legal factors that should be assessed during the end of a marriage, be sure to take a look at other pages on our website.