When Your Ex Stops Paying Child Support During COVID
The financial impact of the coronavirus is causing trouble for families across the world. Many people lost their jobs, and others had to cut back on their work to support children who are no longer attending school in person. If your former partner stops paying child support during this time, that unexpected loss of income can create even greater hardship. However, you may have legal options for enforcing the child...
Renegotiating Custody Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Negotiating custody is one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce case. Unfortunately, no one anticipated that COVID-19 would create challenges for many of those arrangements. Even parenting schedules that worked well before the pandemic may now become a source of conflict. If your parenting situation is leading to disputes, you may need to consider renegotiating custody due to COVID-19 concerns. These disagreements can escalate and cause serious problems...
Domestic Violence and COVID-19
Over the summer, the New York Times stated that cases of child abuse dropped by more than 50 percent during the pandemic. Sadly, that number is not a good sign. With students learning remotely from their homes, teachers are not having direct contact with many children and therefore cannot report indications of abuse. Relatedly, domestic violence reports have increased in New Jersey during recent months. The fact that family members...
Divorce During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Divorces are stressful, major life events. For many people, the coronavirus adds to pre-existing financial and emotional strains. Some couples may find that the shelter-in-place orders and increased time at home are causing a more rapid breakdown of a marriage that was already struggling. If you are looking to initiate a divorce during COVID times, there are new questions to consider regarding the restriction and closure of many public offices....
Co-Parenting During a Pandemic
Even under normal circumstances, co-parenting can be challenging. Unfortunately, parenting agreements signed before COVID-19 probably lack any terms that address a pandemic. The unprecedented situation has caused confusion and conflict for many divorced parents in New Jersey. When it comes to co-parenting, the children are the priority. No one benefits if disagreements about schedule changes create hostility, so it is best to try to reach a resolution without too much...
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