Strain of Legal Career on a Marriage and Family

As lawyers work long hours, even longer today given the evolution in technology, this can negatively impact a lawyer’s marriage and family life and can lead to divorce. Even where the lawyer has a very supportive spouse who allows the lawyer to focus almost exclusively on their legal career, marriage breakdown can occur due to the economic imbalance in the marriage.

Some lawyers choose not to marry and have children or to marry and not have children due to the demands of their career and then later regret the choices they made.