I work part time and I am trying to look for full time so I am financially comfortable when the time comes
Hi, This is not a yes or no answer. More information is needed about the length of the marriage, your spouses income, the property and whether there are children. I urge you to talk to an attorney so that you can discuss all of the issues and then you can make an informed decision. Good luck to you.
I commend you for thinking about this.
That said, my best advice is that you meet with the lawyer who you will likely choose to help you with your divorce. That lawyer can look at your unique situation and help you to get an idea of the financial twists and turns that you will encounter. This will help you to make the decision about changing jobs.
I am licensed to practice law in Michigan and Virginia and regularly handle cases of this sort. My answering your question does not establish an attorney-client relationship. You should consult a lawyer so you can tell the lawyer the entire situation and get legal advice that is precisely tailored to your case.
Income and financial decisions are important to consider if divorce is on your horizon. As other lawyers have noted, much more information is needed to be able to answer your question and give you guidance from a legal perspective. You should consult with an attorney, to receive guidance specific to your circumstances.
This response is intended only to provide general information; it is not legal advice, nor is it a substitute for legal advice. You should consult with a licensed lawyer for guidance and advice specific to your situation.
One thing to keep in mind is that the judge can impute an income for you (for support reasons) if the judge feels as though you are under-earning. This means that if the judge feels as though you are making less than you could be making, she can decide that you are capable of making more and base any support payment amounts on that amount of income. This is a very fact specific scenario and something you you discuss at length with your attorney prior to making any decisions.
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