Securing a spousal support obligation is just the first part to getting back to enjoying your pre-divorce quality of life. Many of the clients that we here at The Minaya Law Offices, PLLC have worked with in Plantation fall into the trap of thinking that they can live off alimony for the rest of their lives. Yet in many cases, alimony is only meant to be a temporary solution. It is up to you to put yourself in a position where you do not have to rely on it any more.
Returning to the workforce following your divorce may seem like a daunting task (especially if you gave up your career to become a stay-at-home mom). Yet know that you can do it. Information shared by Forbes Magazine shows that in 40 percent of American households, a woman is the primary breadwinner. Your concerns are valid, however, as resuming your career may take time. The transition can be made easier by sticking to the following steps:
- Review your skill set, and the compare that to what you want to do: Simply because your professional training is in one area does not mean you have to return to it. You are essentially embarking on a new career, so make sure you enjoy it.
- Consider what training you may need: Going back to school is certainly an option, but understand that will delay you securing gainful employment. Consider which jobs you currently qualify for and what prospects they offer for immediate growth.
- Reach out to family and friends: Having personal contacts in business can be just as advantageous as an extensive work history. Do not be afraid to take advantage of them.
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