Divorce is a stressful and major life event. For many individuals, the Covid-19 pandemic added to pre-existing financial and emotional stressors and put more strain on marriages that were already stressed or broken. While the process might differ from case to case, it is still possible to end an unhappy marriage during a pandemic and for both parties to successfully move on with their lives.
Thankfully, through modern technology, remote court appearances and mediation sessions are still able to occur. Currently, in New Jersey, it is possible to have a remote video hearing or conference for a judge to make decisions related to a divorce case. Although there continues to be a preference for avoiding in person meetings whenever possible, the courts will still be able to accomplish most of the things that they id before the pandemic. If you are wondering about your ability to initiate or complete a marriage dissolution during the pandemic, speaking to an experienced New Jersey divorce attorney is a good way to gain a better sense of how the ongoing pandemic can impact your case. Due to the pandemic, all conferences and consultations are occurring through the telephone or video conferences. Clients should remember that their telephone calls with their lawyers are confidential and that no one else in the home should be listening to their conversations to preserve the attorney-client privilege.
If you are considering a divorce during the pandemic, call our office today to discuss your case. While the pandemic might change some aspects of the process, you can still move forward. We will ensure that your questions and concerns are answered in a timely fashion.