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Should I Tell My Boss About My Divorce?

Divorces can be quite an ordeal to go through, especially emotionally. And why wouldn’t they be? These can be some emotionally devastating things. And that devastation can sometimes creep up on you and also seep into other aspects of your life, work included. So, what do you do when your divorce starts getting in the way of work?

Do I have to?

Whether or not you want to tell anyone in the workplace about your divorce is up to you. You do not have the obligation to do so. If your divorce is taking its toll on you and your work, it would be best to inform the people in your workplace. You can even just tell your boss about it, so at least they can understand where your head is at. If anything, you’re not really doing anything wrong by telling them about what you’re going through. At least you’re being honest with them.

Why should I tell them?

A divorce is a pretty big event in a person’s life. It is like marriage. And just like every other big event in your life, you can bet there are emotions tied along with it. In the case of a divorce, emotions can negatively affect you. And when they negatively affect you, sometimes they can also affect other aspects of your life such as your work. Telling your boss about your divorce can help them understand or at least give them an idea as to where your head is at and how you’re doing and allow them to make any adjustments if need be, or just be a little more mindful when it comes to you. And though going through a divorce should not excuse any sub-par work, it at least helps the people understand that how you do in your job can be affected by this stressful time.

Divorces can be a really big thing for some people sometimes, especially emotionally. And a lot of the time, they can be emotionally devastating. And it’s understandable, really. There’s just a lot that you can go through during a divorce. So, if you think it’s starting to affect other aspects of your life, such as work, it would be good to tell the people involved in those certain aspects about it so that you can at least let them know where you’re at mentally and emotionally.

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Mr. Hutton is a Divorce and Custody Lawyer based out of Round Rock, TX. His background is with child psychology at Arizona State University where he received a B.S. in 2006, and he continued this by working with the Children’s Right’s Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2009. Throughout his practice, he has been a strong proponent of utilizing modern technology to improve his practice and the representation of his clients. He currently is the technology chair of CAFA of Travis County and is committed to improving and modernizing the practice of law in Texas. If you have any questions you can contact him at

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