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Tips for Reentering the Workforce After a Gray Divorce

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Yorkville Gray Divorce LawyerFor many people going through a divorce over 50, reentering the workforce is an intimidating but necessary reality. While, in some cases, spousal support may be enough to meet your financial needs, many divorced individuals over 50 must find another source of income. You may be restarting a career that you put on hold while raising kids and managing your home. In some cases, you may be entering the workforce for the first time. The positive news is that you can use tools to make this transition more successful as you look to find a fulfilling and financially rewarding job after your gray divorce.

Opportunities for Job Search Assistance

  1. There is often assistance for job seekers available in your local community. Many cities and counties have employee assistance programs to help you with resume preparation, interview techniques, and job search tools. Sometimes these are offered through your local library, school district continuing education programs, or a community college. These can include courses to improve or enhance your proficiencies in specific marketable skills, such as computer programs or other training.

  2. If you want to experience or explore a new field, volunteering can be an excellent way to try new opportunities. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, brush up on previous experience, and expand your network of employment opportunities. If your financial needs are more immediate, you can consider part-time or seasonal work.

  3. Finally, you can also network among friends and acquaintances, asking them for employment advice or potential job opportunities. Many job searches can come down to knowing the right people.

  4. During the divorce process, your attorney can request spousal support, which can be used towards job training or continuing education. This assistance can help you get the education and training needed to reenter the workforce successfully. The experienced attorneys at Goostree Law Group are ready to help you through the challenges of attempting to reenter the working world after a divorce. We can assist you as you seek a job that can meet your needs during the divorce process and as you enter your new life.

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation

There can be many intimidating steps for those over 50 who are considering or going through a divorce. Contact our knowledgeable DuPage County divorce lawyers at Divorce Over 50 - Goostree Law Group or call 630-634-5050 for a free case review and consultation today. 

 

Sources:

https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/documents/075000050k504.htm

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