• Going Back to School After a Divorce
  • August 10, 2017
  • A divorce can be a pivotal time in most people’s lives as it is a time of rapid changes, adjustments, and compromise. It is common in many marriages for one parent to stay at home and take care of the kids, leaving them wondering what to do next in the event of a divorce. It is also common for married couples to balance their schedules to avoid having to pay for childcare, or remain at unfulfilling jobs to obtain certain healthcare benefits and salaries. This often leaves people with outdated job skills or not enough relevant job experience in the field they would like to pursue.

    Divorce forces people to re-evaluate their lives and all the things making them unhappy and gives them reason to instill changes to make a better life for themselves and for their children. If someone isn’t happy with their job, it can easily impact their parenting style and start to affect other aspects of their lives as well.

    Choosing to go back to school for a career change can be one of the best decisions towards a brighter future, however it does not come without challenges. It is important to know there is a variety of resources available to help navigate options. Career counselors are available to help people determine what courses to pursue, how much time commitment is needed to complete them, and what the salary potential could be. Certain colleges also offer a “College Success” class in which they delve into time management, school and community resources, stress coping, and study skills to help individuals have the most positive college experience possible. Many colleges also offer certification programs to help bring current job skills up to date and offer job placement services after program completion as well. If the cost of going back to school is a concern, a person can seek financial assistance in a divorce settlement to aid with these expenses.

    Divorcees should know it is never too late to make a life change. There are a variety of short-term degree and certification programs available. Today, it has become easier to attend school flexibly with the abundance of online degrees available. School counselors can advise if any real-life experience can be cashed in for credits to cut down on coursework and ease the workload. For some, it might not be possible to return to school fulltime. It is important not to become overloaded with work, school, and kids to prevent burning out. While obtaining the degree will take longer part time, having a balanced work life ensures you will be successful in the long term. Working while in school fulltime with kids can be difficult to balance, but it is possible with a lot of patience, perseverance, and determination.

    Towson Divorce Lawyers at Huesman, Jones and Miles, LLC Advocate for Parents Seeking Education

    Towson divorce lawyers at Huesman, Jones and Miles, LLC can help ease the stress in a divorce by creating a parenting plan to help you balance your children, work, and school. Establishing a parenting plan, child custody allotment, and dividing expenses is essential to getting your life back on track as quickly as possible. Call us today at 443-589-0150 or contact us online for a free consultation.