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The Pandemic Has Slowed the Divorce Process. Here’s What to Expect.

With state and local governments announced shelter-in-place orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus many state courts are effectively closed or operating only on an emergency basis, adding disruption and delay to an already tense, emotional process.

This applies to people considering a divorce and those in the middle of the process. It is also affecting people who have long been divorced and are seeking to reduce support payments in light of the economic shutdown.


In this excellent article in the New York Times, Paul Sullivan offers a look at three stages of the divorce process that have been altered by the pandemic.


The effective lock-down of the courts in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic does not need to deter couples who have been planning to resolve their divorce through divorce mediation. I offer teleconference and on-line video mediation to quickly and effectively start or continue the divorce process and resolve urgent financial and child-related issues resulting from the coronavirus crisis while the courts are closed.


For more information or to schedule a free, no-obligation, private, confidential consultation visit FalmouthMediation.com or call 508-566-4159.

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