COVID-19 caused a global crisis. Many businesses, relationships, schools, and lifestyles are affected by it. Your divorce is not an exemption, it is also suffering a big impact because of this pandemic. It is no doubt that the Coronavirus is slowing things down and affects a lot of aspects of life.
What are the impacts of Coronavirus to your divorce?
Some courts have adopted a new way of dealing with hearings and trials which is video conferencing. Sharing of documents is also possible online.
Your resolution: Call your attorney to confirm what the court orders of your State are so you can proceed with your divorce. Your decisions are also guided if you are talking to your attorney. A delay might cause negative repercussions on your post-divorce if not addressed.
Your resolution: Talk to financial experts that can help you with your budget and assets. Do not let this pandemic drown you with debts; consider revisiting and replanning your investments. If you have questions about asset distributions in divorces, contact your lawyer for clarification.
Your resolution: Both do your best to make the most out of the family’s combined income. You will both benefit if you are parting ways with money than debts. If you can calculate and apportion the budget for the upcoming legal fees with your spouse, that is good. The spouse who lost the job can also use this time to create a better resume or take online courses for better job opportunities in the future.
So many unanswered questions that the Coronavirus also affected. Real estate prices are greatly influenced by the pandemic.
Your resolution: Use this time to plan out what you want to happen to your house. If you plan to sell it, contact a realtor to have online meetings and find potential buyers for you. Invest time to take good photos of your house with great lightings. Clean up your mess just in case a virtual tour is requested by potential buyers. If you or your spouse plan to keep it, call your lawyer to consult about dividing an asset.
The kids are probably home with you because schools are closed. Let us face it, your children will be affected by this divorce. Furthermore, if you are no longer living with your spouse and you already have co-parenting schedules, traveling might pose a risk to you and your children.
Your resolution: If you are still living under the same room with your spouse, use this time to create memories that you want your children to remember before splitting it into two households. If you are no longer together and kids and splitting time between the two of you, prioritize your family’s safety.
If you have more questions about divorce may it be for filing or processes, schedule a consultation with Jeremy. Call him today.