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Coronavirus: Impact on the Family Law Courts
The impact of COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on all of us. The way we are conducting business, as well as our daily lives, have changed significantly. As we learn to navigate the new normal, we understand that our clients still need us. From Zoom conferencing to more phone calls, we promise to be completely accessible when you need us. We have created our COVID-19 resource page to provide relevant articles, provide Connecticut court updates, as well as answer questions we are receiving. As always, we are only a phone call away. We are all in this together.
They probably will. China saw a significant rise in divorce filings after the first wave of coronavirus impacted their country. Living together in close quarters with few outlets amid additional safety and financial concerns can exacerbate problems, so many regions that are affected by the coronavirus will likely experience higher divorce rates, but in reality – nobody knows for sure.
Yes. While many courts have closed completely and others partially because of the pandemic you can still take many of the preliminary steps toward getting a divorce, such as meeting with your lawyer (via Zoom/teleconference or telephone) and start the process. Indeed, in many cases, if no in-court litigation is required the matter can be completed and proceed to dissolution. Courts in Connecticut will accept agreements in writing and only about 10 % of cases require in-court litigation.