If you are thinking about or searching for information on getting a divorce during coronavirus, this article is written for you. In reality, getting a divorce during a pandemic that has closed down many businesses and brought normal life to a halt can seem overwhelming.
You are probably weighing many options. Should you wait until the coronavirus lockdown passes before you proceed with a divorce? If you and your spouse are living together, what arrangements need to be made while we are on a stay-at-home order?
For those with children, how can you successfully co-parent during coronavirus or COVID-19 restrictions? Is your mental health at risk while being confined and a divorce is the only clear path to healing? While there are no easy answers to those questions and your individual situation plays a large role in your next steps, here are some guidelines.
The divorce lawyers who focus on family law at the Orlando Law Group report that the divorce rate during any type of crisis tends to go up. Divorce during coronavirus is no different and we are already seeing increasing numbers of phone calls and communications from people who are interested in filing for divorce.
The truth is, divorce is an aspect of life and when there is the added stress of a trying situation, like that during a global pandemic, it shines a spotlight on the existing problems. Being restricted with family members and your significant other from leaving that house places many people in a stressful environment. In your home, social distance can only go so far.
If you and your spouse already were not getting along and divorce was in the conversation, being together without a break can exacerbate the situation. If it is insurmountable, the only logical move would be to take the next step towards a divorce.
Some situations are more urgent. If there is physical or mental abuse, moving forward quickly might be a necessity. There are different levels and classifications of abuse. If you are being physically harmed by your spouse or if you live with a narcissist who mentally abuses you, life with restrictions of social interaction outside the home can become intolerable.
In these cases getting a divorce in general needs to be accelerated, and getting a divorce during coronavirus should happen as quickly as possible so that you can be removed from the abusive situation.
How can you move forward with a divorce during coronavirus pandemic?
The global pandemic is shaping our lives in a very dynamic way. It seems that every day we get new information from our state government and the White House. We need to be mindful that what is true today, might not be so tomorrow.
If you are in a position where you want or need to file for divorce dung COVID-19 and coronavirus, you have the right to do so. The Orlando Law Group has been deemed an “essential” business during the stay-at-home order and we are continuing operations from our offices.
We can start the divorce process over the phone or over a video conference. Our offices are being cleaned with the most strict methods and we can even organize for drive-up legal and notary services in our parking lots for your social distancing convenience.
Ultimately, getting a divorce during coronavirus is a bit more difficult than during times without pandemic regulations, but that’s why we are here. We help our clients through the most difficult times.
The first step is to reach out and contact or call us. We’ll guide you from there.
Last Updated on April 6, 2020 by The Orlando Law Group