Category Archives: COVID-19

What Impact Has COVID-19 Had on Divorce Rates?

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many divorce attorneys and experts believed the pandemic would put a strain on many relationships that would lead to a surge in divorce filings around the nation. As of the end of the summer, it appears those predictions were accurate. Let’s take a look at the impact the… Read More »

Back-to-School Planning a Source of Strife in Many American Marriages This Year

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has placed a lot of stress on marriages and families throughout the United States, for a variety of reasons. One recent addition to those reasons is the varying back-to-school plans being implemented in the nation’s school districts, and strong different opinions between spouses about the best way to handle the new… Read More »

Expect Technologies Used for COVID-19 Divorces to Remain Popular

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widespread changes in the way we do business and communicate. This is just as true for law firms as for many other types of businesses. With courts and law offices closing up except for a few essential operations, many clients and attorneys have had to get used to some… Read More »

What if My Ex Isn’t Taking the Pandemic Seriously?

Most courts throughout the country have issued guidelines to parents with shared custody arrangements that they are expected to follow existing arrangements for custody and visitation to the fullest extent possible. Of course, being in a pandemic scenario poses a whole host of other challenges. If one parent isn’t taking the pandemic seriously and following… Read More »

Mediation Services Go Online During COVID-19

The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in courthouses closing their doors for most public issues, and attorneys having to change up how they offer some of their core services. For divorce cases, this has meant a shift to online mediation (referred to as e-mediation) in many cases. The good news is that thanks… Read More »

Dealing With Child Support and Alimony Struggles During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has left many Americans out of work. Many have filed for unemployment benefits but are experiencing extremely long wait times. Others may have stimulus money coming their way, but for those who do not get direct deposit, there have been reported delays with checks being issued that may… Read More »

Tips for Working at Home With Your Spouse During COVID-19

People across the United States suddenly find themselves working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and perhaps even more stressful in some circumstances, working from home alongside a partner. While there might have been an initial novelty to this, it likely wore off quickly, and could become the source of tension in your relationship. There… Read More »

What to Do About Visitation Refusal During COVID-19

The stay at home orders issued by most governors around the country during the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in some challenges for divorced parents with timesharing or visitation arrangements for their children. Custodial parents may be hesitant to allow visitation to continue as normal due to the risk of infection. So what should you do… Read More »

Tips to Help Your Relationship Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic

Divorce lawyers and sociologists expect to see a significant bump in divorce numbers during and after the stay at home orders that have been handed down for the COVID-19 pandemic. For couples who are already having difficulties, being trapped in confined spaces with each other means fewer opportunities to avoid difficult conversations about the issues… Read More »

Domestic Violence Incidents Expected to Rise During Social Distancing

One of the many negative side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that people who are in abusive relationships may find themselves trapped at home with their abuser. This can make it more difficult for them to get the help they need to escape their situation. Numerous public health officials and social workers have predicted… Read More »