As the Coronavirus has spread, families across the country have been seeking answers to their questions about how the virus is going to affect their divorce or child custody situation.
With so many uncertainties, local news organizations across the U.S. have turned to Cordell & Cordell divorce attorneys to answer frequently asked questions about the virus and divorce.
One of the most common questions centers on how to handle custody exchanges as more communities are faced with shelter-in-place orders. In an interview on Fox 26 Houston, Cordell & Cordell CEO Scott Trout emphasized the importance of maintaining consistency as much as possible during this time.
“What we’re telling clients at Cordell & Cordell is to minimize the change in the (custody) exchange,” Mr. Trout said. “If you have a schedule that is compliant with local or state or federal laws or shelter-in-place orders, keep those custody exchanges, but more important I think for the kids’ sake is keep the amount of time that you have with your kids – whether before, during or after divorce. … Try to maximize the amount of time each parent has with their kids because that will create the best effect for kids”
To further help parents during this uncertain time, Cordell & Cordell is continuing a weekly webinar series covering the numerous ways COVID-19 is impacting the divorce industry. The webinars are being held at 1 p.m. CT on Thursdays. Click here to register for the webinars. If you are unable to watch live, you can view the webinars in their entirety on the Cordell & Cordell YouTube channel.
Cordell & Cordell media appearances:
What Couples Need to Know About Divorce Right Now, Scott Trout, Yahoo
COVID-19 impact on divorces and custodial rights, Scott Trout, Fox 26 Houston
Coronavirus fears creating custody battles, Scott Trout, Fox 31 Denver
COVID-19 is rough on divorced families – and their lawyers too, Scott Trout, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly
Attorney: Keep court-ordered parenting time during coronavirus pandemic, Samuel Patry, Fox 45 and ABC 22 Dayton
Coronavirus: Viewer questions about family during COVID-19 outbreak answered by attorney Dorothy Walsh Ripka, Dorothy Walsh Ripka, ABC 10 Sacramento
5 things to know while co-parenting during the coronavirus outbreak, Jason Hopper, ABC 10 Sacramento
Co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic, Charles Hatley, WMAL FM-Washington, D.C.
Child support payments made tougher by COVID-19, Dana Lauer, FOX 25 Boston
More divorces after COVID-19? California attorney says ‘Absolutely,’ Jason Hopper, CBS 8 San Diego
Parental rights during quarantine, Roger White, ABC 20 Springfield; FOX 55 Decatur; FOX 27 Urbana
Getting Answers: Divorce Rates Amid the Pandemic, Erica Gittings, ABC 27 Madison
More people are contacting divorce attorneys during the pandemic, Jamie Smith, FOX 31 Denver
Divorce attorneys brace for spike after coronavirus quarantine ends, Jason Hopper, FOX 2 Oakland; FOX 10 Phoenix; and FOX 5 Atlanta
How is COVID-19 Affecting Marriages, Jacqueline Ratkey, KOA NewsRadio Denver