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Child custody and demanding jobs

On Behalf of | May 4, 2020 | Child Custody

For those who are in the middle of a custody dispute or for parents in the early stages of filing for a divorce, child custody is often a very challenging aspect of ending a marriage. If you have a demanding job, whether your profession takes up a lot of your time and physical energy or it is very draining in terms of your emotions and mental outlook, it is pivotal to prevent your job from interfering with your divorce.

There are many factors that come into play with regard to child custody, including one’s job. In fact, a parent’s job often impacts the outcome of a custody dispute.

Custody decisions

For starters, demanding jobs sometimes impact a parent’s ability to provide their child with care. In these instances, reducing the number of hours one works or making changes to one’s work schedule is often beneficial from a custody standpoint. On the other hand, parents who earn a lot of money as a result of their work often benefit from proving that they have the ability to provide their children with the resources they need. Of course, one’s job also plays a role in other family law matters, such as child support.

Finding a balance

Sometimes, parents who are very devoted to their job have to take some time off in order to work through a custody dispute or deal with other divorce-related matters. It is important to find a healthy balance between work and other responsibilities, when necessary. If you need to reduce the number of hours you work, it is crucial to ensure that you have the time and energy to focus on your divorce and custody matters. Explore our law office’s blog to read more about child custody and other legal topics concerning the divorce process.