Getting divorced is difficult for everyone, but it can be even more complicated for those in the public eye. Doctors are viewed as pillars of the community. In particularly close-knit communities, almost everyone in town may know their doctor and hold them in great regard. So, when a doctor gets divorced, news of their divorce can spread beyond their intimate circle of friends and family.
While divorces can happen to anyone and happen all the time, it doesn't make them any easier. Making it even more difficult is that they can impact your career as a physician in various ways. Your personal and professional reputation can fall under attack. Family law attorney Joseph D. Lento and his Family Law Team can help you mitigate these impacts on your professional career and alleviate as much stress as possible in the divorce process.
Divorce Can Affect Your Emotional Health
No one enjoys their divorce. The divorce proceedings can be long, tedious, and emotionally charged. Divorce also means changes to your routine and time with your children and may even require moving to a new home. Further, the opinions of your community members and patients about your divorce, on top of the commentary you get from friends and family, might feel like too much. You may find it challenging to focus on your professional responsibilities. The Lento Law Firm can help by focusing on all legal aspects of your divorce, leaving you to focus on your health, well-being, and role as a physician.
What if Divorce Damages My Professional Reputation?
Everyone has an opinion on divorce; if yours is particularly messy and public, it can impact your practice. For example, the rumor mill can churn even harder if your divorce is a fault divorce, meaning one where the plaintiff files for divorce based on wrongdoing such as infidelity. Suppose your former spouse or others share negative information about you throughout the community. In that case, you are at risk of losing current patients or encouraging new patients to your practice. If this occurs, the Lento Law Firm's Family Law Team can show you the options in responding to damage to your reputation, such as invasion of privacy or defamation lawsuits.
Child Custody and Support Can Differ for Physicians
If you have children, custody and child support will be a significant portion of your divorce process. Because your profession is unique, your child custody and support agreements will be unique as well to allow you to meet your professional demands. However, your professional commitments should always ensure you get the whole time you deserve with your children. Joseph D. Lento can advocate for your right to spend time with your children on a schedule that bends to meet your professional schedule and your children's needs.
Hire an Experienced Pennsylvania Divorce Attorney
If you are a physician facing divorce in Pennsylvania, you need Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm's Family Law Team to advocate for you and your reputation. Call the Lento Law Firm Team today at 888-535-3686 or tell us about your case online.