If you haven’t begun a job at the time of the Preliminary Conference, you are technically not obligated to disclose it during the PC, but you should be very careful not to create the impression that you’ve withheld information from the judge.
If you are not already represented, it’s a good idea when there are gray areas like this to bring on an attorney who can help ensure that you don’t make statements that could be misconstrued by your spouse or the court.
If you are asked directly whether you have job offers pending, you should answer honestly.
At the very least, you will be expected to disclose the new job and the income from it sooner rather than later, once you’ve started.
Divorce changes lives, and once it’s begun, a spouse who wasn’t working, was working part time, or simply needs a fresh start career-wise may use the opportunity to find a better fit for their income and professional needs.
This shouldn’t be a big deal for your divorce, but how you handle disclosing a job change or new employment can make a big difference in your case.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino can help you learn how to approach gray areas in your divorce and protect you from potentially costly headaches down the road.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 for a free consultation with an experienced Brooklyn divorce attorney.