Making the decision to move forward with a divorce is not easy and the process will likely be challenging on an emotional level. However, you must not let your divorce interfere with your ability to remain productive at work. Of course, this is probably easier said than done, which is why we compiled a list of tips that will help you stay on task during this difficult time.

Read below for some tips that will keep you focused and productive at work during the divorce process:

  • Speak to your boss: It probably sounds unprofessional to mention such a personal matter, but your boss really should know about your divorce since it will undoubtedly affect you at work. There will be days when you will have to arrive late to work, leave early, or miss altogether to attend a court appointment or mediation or collaborative law meeting. Moreover, if you do end up seeming a little under the weather, your boss might extend a little understanding and compassion for your situation. That said, refrain from giving any nasty details regarding why your marriage ended or the specifics of the proceedings. Keep the conversation focused on the impact it will have on your job.
  • Reorganize your workspace: If your workspace is full of mementos that remind you of your marriage or your spouse, you are going to be heavily distracted by their presence and find it difficult to focus on your work. Remove everything that reminds you of your spouse and replace them with items that make you happy. Place low maintenance plants, such as succulents, on your desk to add a little color and life to your space.
  • Get busy: If your workday hits a lull and you finish your tasks with time to spare, take on extra projects or tasks to stay busy. While it is helpful to distract yourself with work, you should find healthy outlets for your feelings when you are off the clock. Hire a therapist to help you work through some of the emotions you are experiencing during this time. Having other healthy outlets available to you will make it easier to focus on work during the day.
  • Take care of yourself: You will be a much better worker if you take care of yourself. Maintain a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and make sure you get plenty of rest. The healthier you are, the better you will feel, which will make you a far more capable employee at work.


Getting divorced is hard for most, which is why having knowledgeable legal guidance is so important. With an experienced divorce attorney on your side, you will be better able to take on the challenges of this process. At Weis Law Group, our team is committed to protecting your rights and interests. We will help you get through the divorce process as smoothly as possible, so you can begin the next chapter in your life.

Contact our law office today at (614) 732-5566 to request a confidential case review with one of our attorneys to get started on your case.