Individuals in Ohio and elsewhere who see their marriages come to an end may feel hurt, angry or depressed. These feelings may persist for weeks or months after a divorce is finalized, and they can have a negative impact on how an employee performs at work. However, there are strategies that a person may be able to use to remain a positive asset for his or her employer during such a stressful event.
While an individual may feel tempted to spend as much time at work as possible, this may not be a good idea. In some cases, becoming a workaholic can be as dangerous as using drugs or alcohol to cope with the emotional pain that an individual is feeling. Instead, it may be a good idea to take a few days or weeks off to process negative emotions.
Individuals who are getting divorced may want to tell their bosses about what is happening in their personal lives. In some cases, a supervisor may be indifferent to the issues that a worker is dealing with outside of work. However, it is also possible that a manager will become a key part of a person’s support network. Individuals may also want to include therapists, family members or close friends in their support network.
In a divorce settlement, a person may be entitled to a share of a joint bank, brokerage or retirement account. A parent may be able to ask for child support and the ability to keep living in the family home. Depending on how long a marriage lasted, a person might be entitled to spousal support on a temporary or permanent basis. A family law attorney may be able to help individuals obtain favorable settlements through mediation, arbitration or litigation.