Four Reasons To Be Careful When Hiring At Home Help

Let’s face it, you are busy. Your spouse is busy. Your kids are busy, and so are their friends. Most families have a lot on their plate, and one easy fix is to hire a housekeeper or a nanny to help out around the house and to run kids back and forth from school activities and sports. It goes without saying that you have to be diligent about who you hire for help within your home, especially if this person will spend a lot of time with and have an influence on your children. Aside from making sure your at home help is dependable, have a clean criminal record, are good with your kids, and can get the job done as you expect it is also smart to take into account the possibility your spouse will form an attachment to outsiders that become part of your “family”.

Four good reasons to be careful when you hire someone to help out around the house include:

  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner: the celebrity couple is divorcing amidst rumors Ben had an extra-marital relationship with the nanny
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver: the political power couple put an end to their marriage when it was revealed Arnold had fathered a child with the nanny.
  • Jude Law: Law’s marriage also came to an end during a scandal involving his nanny.
  • Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman: Thurman divorced Hawke some years ago, and claimed Hawke had been intimate with the couple’s nanny.
  • Our position is not that you should hire help that meet a certain physical appearance requirement, but that you should take care when deciding who will be in your home. If, after you hire a nanny or other at home worker, you see signs that your spouse has become attracted to your employee, take action. Your first step should be to talk it over with your spouse and try to reach a solution to the issue. However, if you are unable to do so and find yourself staring down the possibility of divorce, call us for help. We focus on family law matters and can give you the advice you need to make educated and well thought out decisions.

    For answers to your questions about marriage and divorce, consult one of the trained family law professionals in our office. Let us put our valuable experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.