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Cordell & Cordell’s Virtual Town Hall Offers Tips on Progressing Your Divorce Case During COVID-19

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When you know your marriage is irretrievably broken and you wish to move forward with your life, you do not want to wait and be subject to delays for any reason. You want to sort out who gets what and parenting time schedules with your shared children, so that way you can help them adjust, and you can adjust, as well.

You may be like many divorcing spouses around the country, dealing with a family court system that has been hampered by restrictions. COVID-19 has changed the flow of the court system and has restructured many of its capabilities. Many hearings now are being virtually held through video conferencing, while others have been delayed, in anticipation for increased restrictions.

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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.

How Do I Utilize Mediation During Divorce? – Men’s Divorce Podcast

On the latest episode of Cordell & Cordell’s podcast series about divorce during COVID-19, CEO, Managing/Executive Partner Scott Trout and Litigation Attorney Claire Costantino break down how formal or informal mediation can be a beneficial tactic during the divorce process.

Mediation is a practical avenue for rational negotiations during an emotionally volatile experience. Before mediation, it is vital to understand your goals and communicate them with your attorney, in order to find a amicable solution.

Cordell & Cordell continues to produce weekly webinars and virtual town halls and daily podcasts answering your questions and addressing your concerns about how the virus is impacting family law. You can find all past webinars and podcasts on Cordell & Cordell’s COVID-19 and Divorce Information Hub.

Click the link above to listen to the full episode. Also make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or whichever podcast app you prefer.

What Does Contempt Mean During COVID-19? – Men’s Divorce Podcast

On the latest episode of Cordell & Cordell’s podcast series about divorce during COVID-19, CEO, Managing/Executive Partner Scott Trout and North Carolina Senior Litigation Attorney John Machuca highlight the contempt function within the court system amid COVID-19.

Mr. Trout and Mr. Machuca describe the legal mechanics involved in contempt and how they can be used in child custody cases, where one parent is denying custodial exchanges of another parent, due to COVID-19.

Cordell & Cordell continues to produce weekly webinars and virtual town halls and daily podcasts answering your questions and addressing your concerns about how the virus is impacting family law. You can find all past webinars and podcasts on Cordell & Cordell’s COVID-19 and Divorce Information Hub.

Click the link above to listen to the full episode. Also make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or whichever podcast app you prefer.

How is Contempt of Court Enforced During a Pandemic? – Men’s Divorce Podcast

On the latest episode of Cordell & Cordell’s podcast series about divorce during COVID-19, CEO, Managing/Executive Partner Scott Trout and Litigation Manager Rosario Santoyo highlight custodial exchanges amid COVID-19 and how to proceed when a co-parent is not obeying the court order, regarding custody

During this pandemic, many parents have been unable to see their children, and even more feel a sense of hopelessness, as they continue to miss precious moments in their children’s lives.

Mr. Trout and Ms. Santoyo explain how courts react to those found in contempt of court-ordered custody and how documentation and immediate legal action are critical components of proving the case in court.

Cordell & Cordell continues to produce weekly webinars and virtual town halls and daily podcasts answering your questions and addressing your concerns about how the virus is impacting family law. You can find all past webinars and podcasts on Cordell & Cordell’s COVID-19 and Divorce Information Hub.

Click the link above to listen to the full episode. Also make sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or whichever podcast app you prefer.