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Erin King Interviewed by The Commercial Appeal About Rise in Divorce Filings Amid COVID-19

Cordell & Cordell Regional Managing Attorney Erin King was interviewed by The Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis, Ten., discussing the rise of divorce filings in Shelby County and how the COVID-19 pandemic may have played a part in the increase.

Ms. King highlighted how the pandemic may have added stress to marriages that already had existing issues.

“I don’t think COVID caused some of these problems that we’re seeing in clients,” Ms. King said. “I do think it has been a tipping point for many.”

She also emphasized the need to readdress financial obligations like spousal and child support amid the furloughs and other economic impacts of the pandemic.

“As parties have lost their jobs, or seen a reduction in child support income, it’s become necessary to address those types of things,” Ms. King said.

Click to read about the increase in divorce filings in Shelby County, Ten.

COVID-19 and Divorce: Good News Across the U.S.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, family courts around the country have found inventive ways of implementing technology, in order to host hearings for families in desperate situations.

Pandemics complicate divorce, child custody, child support, and spousal support situations, but as the courts begin to open up with strict health and safety guidelines and continue to host video conferenced hearings, men and fathers have been experiencing positive results.

Cordell & Cordell’s Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 and divorce highlighted these success stories and offered tips and strategies for those facing similar situations.

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COVID-19 and Military Divorce: Unique Circumstances Amid a Pandemic

For men and fathers in the military, divorce and child custody issues can become complicated by service time obligations, forcing them to miss meetings and hearings outside of their control.

The COVID-19 pandemic has further complicated matters, as members of the military have had to quarantine for a period of time before their release into civilian life, causing further physical and emotional distance between themselves and their children.

Cordell & Cordell’s Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 and divorce highlighted these complex military family law issues and provided tips and strategies for those facing these challenges.

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COVID-19 and Divorce: Issues Around Reopening for Divorced Dads

Many areas of the country have found themselves holding video conferenced family law hearings, in the wake of COVID-19, and as states begin to reopen their courts, many have considered utilizing the technology beyond the pandemic.

For men and fathers facing modification issues or who are being kept away from their children, this may be able to provide them the immediate assistance they are seeking.

Cordell & Cordell’s Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 and divorce highlighted this topic and provided tips and strategies for those facing these types of challenges.

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