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April 7, 2020

Divorce in the Time of COVID-19

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Everyone all over the world is feeling the pressure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whether it’s financially, socially, physically or emotionally, the current state of things is certainly taking its toll. And one of the worst effects of the virus is that it’s making already difficult aspects of our lives even more difficult. That includes divorce.

If you’re considering divorce, find yourself in the midst of a divorce at the moment and are trying to get a handle of the situation, or if you’ve been divorced for a while and are trying to navigate your obligations in this new world, we can offer some help.

First, If you’re in an unhappy marriage and you’ve been considering a divorce or if you’re stuck at home with your ex or a soon to be ex,  it’s important for you to make sure, first and foremost, that you’re safe. Whether that’s from the virus or from a potentially problematic spouse, your safety is paramount. So, if you’re stuck inside with an abusive or manipulative partner, it’s important you get help right away. It’s also important that if you’re still living with your spouse that you are both being safe and following CDC guidelines.

Also, keep in mind that the devil really is in the details with divorce, and a lot of those details may be a lot more complicated. Whether you’re trying to figure out the best way to divide property or trying to determine child custody, everything is going to be a bit harder now. And if you’ve already divorced and are currently sharing custody of your children with your former spouse, things might be even more difficult. Try to be flexible and work with your former spouse to make things easier for the children.

Lastly, you should keep in mind that the Baer Romain & Ginty team is here to help you with all of this. It can be hard to make the decision to divorce, but quarantine may have pushed the issue and the Baer attorneys are here to help you in this situation. And just because we can’t meet face-to-face, does not mean we cannot discuss your divorce. We will do everything we can to make sure that everything goes smoothly while keeping your safety a top priority with email and phone exchanges.

Contact our team today!