Dealing With Divorce-Related Disputes During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Divorce is always a process packed with emotion and anxiety, but the tensions will be undoubtedly running higher than ever for people going through the divorce process during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As difficult as it may be, the best way for divorcing couples to resolve their disputes continues to be to communicate and cooperate as much as possible.
Work together to stay out of court
The COVID-19 pandemic has created very unusual situations for courthouses, which have had to close their doors to the public and place limitations on in-person meetings and procedures. Ultimately, getting lawyers or the court system involved with small disputes in your divorce will likely only result in more stress, as the pandemic has people stretched thin and many resources either limited or unavailable.
It is key, then, for people to be adaptable and flexible, and to practice good communication skills, as hard as it may be to communicate with a soon-to-be ex-spouse. In fact, for many people, poor communication is a contributing factor to their divorce in the first place.
These are unprecedented times, though, and it is important for everyone going through divorces to be understanding and willing to be flexible. Patience is also important—with the court system stressed, certain divorce processes may take longer than they usually would.
Keep all communications as professional and cordial as possible, and avoid taking out your frustrations about the pandemic on your spouse—everyone is in the same boat with this situation, and only through cooperation will disputes be able to be resolved without unnecessary difficulty.
For more information about strategies you can use to deal with divorce-related disputes during the pandemic, contact an experienced Long Island attorney at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.