Category Archives: COVID-19

Virtual Litigation in Divorces and Family Court

Divorce and Family Court are very personal. Family Court involves, most often, child support and/or custody. During the pandemic, court functions were mostly suspended and appearances in court for non-criminal matters were canceled or did not occur for months. The court system has started to use Microsoft Teams. This is done through IOS, usually an… Read More »

Seeing Through the Mask: The Art of Litigating with COVID PPE

When the coronavirus pandemic set in and courtrooms shut down, the courts in New York went virtual. As helpful as the virtual option was, the fact remained that litigation, which decides issues with real effects on lives, was extremely challenging in an online environment. Now that divorce litigation is taking place inside courtrooms again, everyone… Read More »

Why You Should Find a Law Firm That Focused on Divorce Before the Pandemic Started

The coronavirus has put a strain on all of our lives, our businesses and our public institutions, including the courts. Across New York, most courts were closed for an extended time earlier in the pandemic. They have since reopened, at least partially, in most areas, so citizens can have their legal issues resolved as timely… Read More »

Tips for Virtual Child Visitation Sessions

During the time of COVID-19, it has become more common for noncustodial parents to have virtual child visitation sessions rather than in-person visits, especially when there are safety concerns. While it’s always preferable to have in-person visitation, sometimes this simply isn’t possible due to logistical issues, or, in today’s environment, due to pandemic-related concerns. It’s… Read More »

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 »