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Making the Best of Virtual Mediation During the COVID-19 Crisis

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, when courts are closed and economic fears abound, using mediation might be the best option for many couples to resolve disagreements over divorce and parenting terms. While social distancing guidelines warn against groups of people gathering in small places, technology gives parties, their lawyers and third-party mediators the… Read More »

Coronavirus Co-parenting Leads to Influx of Calls to Attorneys

The coronavirus and the measures taken to stop its transmission have disrupted lives throughout the United States. People who are co-parenting after a divorce or the breakup of a non-marital relationship are experiencing particular difficulties as travel is limited and custody and visitation schedules are disrupted. Family law attorneys have faced a deluge of inquiries… Read More »

Coronavirus Stress Leading Some Couples To Consider Divorce

When COVID-19 forced states to issue quarantine orders, few people knew what to expect or how long the restrictions would last. Now that the crisis has dragged on for several weeks, some couples are finding that marital troubles are part of the toll caused by the coronavirus. Close quarters and serious health fears have stirred… Read More »

How Are Divorce Proceedings Being Affected by the COVID-19 Quarantine?

Throughout the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily routine in ways that none of us could have ever imagined. Like everyone else, spouses who are already experiencing the turmoil associated with divorce have been forced to deal with additional challenges. Despite the obstacles, it is important to maintain control over what you… Read More »

For Divorced Parents, Coronavirus Means Extra Complications

Though we’re all subject to the health risks and lifestyle restrictions associated with the COVID-19 virus, how we choose to protect ourselves is influenced by personal considerations. Raising sons and daughters after a divorce always presents complications, but the unexpected coronavirus pandemic has triggered new conflicts over custody and visitation, as parents who live apart… Read More »

Differences Between Mediation and Going to Court in a Divorce

Each decision that you make about your divorce can have significant consequences for years to come, but few choices are more important than selecting the forum where you and your spouse will address disagreements over divorce terms. When you evaluate whether to go to trial or seek resolution through mediation, you’re not just planning for… Read More »

Will the U.S. See its Divorce Rate Spike After the COVID-19 Quarantine Ends?

With so many American residents stuck at home with their families, prognosticators have predicted that several months down the road, the country could experience a baby boom and a divorce deluge. Unlike a cozy blizzard that keeps you home from work for a few days, a global pandemic that triggers shelter-in-place orders spreading over multiple… Read More »

Who Gets the Stimulus Check When Spouses Are Separated or Divorcing?

Going through a divorce is stressful enough, but the coronavirus pandemic spreading throughout the United States presents additional complications for spouses who have decided to split. In addition to changes that might need to be made regarding custody and visitation arrangements while travel is restricted, negotiations over property division need to address any new economic… Read More »

Misconceptions and Benefits of Family Law Mediation

At some point in most contested divorces, one or both spouses consider using mediation as a way to resolve conflicts over parenting arrangements, alimony, property division and other issues. Often, courts require the spouse to go through at least one round of discussions with a neutral third party before litigation can begin. Though many divorcing… Read More »

Are There Ways to Have a Happy and Healthy Divorce?

The notion of a “happy and healthy” divorce might seem ludicrous on its face, even if both spouses clearly understand that the time has come to move on. Although ending a marriage may involve sadness and stress, there are positive ways by which spouses can manage their breakup and their post-divorce lives. Family law attorneys… Read More »