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Getting Divorced During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is putting a lot of stress on married couples. Whether you are concerned about your financial situation, struggling to make ends meet, or all the time you are spending at home is amplifying problems that already existed, you may feel like you can no longer make your marriage work. That said, with the obstacles and limitations presented by this global pandemic, spouses who wish to end their marriage may run into a few hiccups.

As challenging as this situation may be, you do not have to put your divorce on pause until this crisis comes to an end. There are other options available to you, so you can work on dissolving your marriage now rather than later.

Consider a Collaborative Divorce

Although many of us associate divorce with time in court, this is not the only way to bring your marriage to an end. Attorneys and clients in states across the country are adapting to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 crisis and are now hosting collaborative divorce sessions via Zoom. You can work on bringing your marriage to an end from the comfort of your own home. Through this internet-based solution, you and your spouse can work with your respective attorneys to negotiate a settlement that is mutually agreeable and beneficial.

Keep in mind that, unless you have an urgent or emergency situation, it is unlikely the court will hear your case. Therefore, the collaborative divorce process allows spouses to move forward without waiting for the situation to change.

Waiting for the Stay at Home Order to Lift

Even if you decide to wait for courts to reopen, there will be a massive backlog of cases and you will almost certainly have to wait a considerable amount of time before your case is heard by a judge. If you are ready for your marriage to come to an end, however, there is no reason to put your life on hold. Collaborative divorce will not only allow you to bypass this waiting period, but it is also designed to be more efficient, practical, and far less stressful than divorce litigation. Moreover, it is not uncommon for both parties to be satisfied with the results, making it a win-win situation.

Reach Out to Our Law Office for the Legal Guidance You Need

Despite the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting, you still have options available to you if you can no longer make your marriage work. At Benouis Law, our family law team will meet with you via Zoom, so you can end your marriage via the collaborative divorce approach. Many of us are experiencing a substantial amount of stress and frustration due to the current climate and circumstances, but you can rely on our team to make this process go as smoothly as possible, so you do not have to put your life on hold.

Reach out to our law office today at 512-764-3932 to schedule an initial consultation and find out more about the collaborative divorce process.