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Resuming Your Career After Divorce

In Lifestyle, Separation & Divorce by Elizabeth Stephenson

For many married women, difficult choices are made when the couple starts a family. For women who are in college or are working when they decide to have children, a frequent dilemma arises. This dilemma is whether to continue working or whether to stay home and raise the children. Though not nearly as common, sometimes it is a father who will stay home to care for the children. Fortunately, the laws in North Carolina treat both spouses as equal contributors to a marriage. What this means is that even though a husband may earn a salary and financially support the family, the law sees the wife’s hard work and incredible responsibilities of raising the children and maintaining the household affords the husband the opportunity to earn money in the workforce. …