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How does COVID-19 restrictions affect my visitation case?
Post On Jun. 16, 2020

For both custodial and non custodial cases; the COVID-19 protocols can make an otherwise clear visitation schedule, very confusing....

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Michigan Custody and Parenting Time During COVID-19
Post On May 18, 2020

A guide to parenting time in Michigan during COVID-19. Michigan Stay Home Order On March 23, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Michigan Governor Whitmer issued Executive Order 2020-21 which was a “Stay Home-Stay Safe” order requiring Michigan residents to shelter in place and restrict trav...

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Divorced or Unmarried Parents and COVID-19 Federal Economic Impact Payments
Post On May 18, 2020

A summary of how stimulus payments are issued to divorced or unmarried parents. the CARES Act On March 27, 2020, the CARES Act was enacted to financially assist American families and business affected by COVID-19. The most widespread relief will come in the form of economic impact payments, and thos...

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Challenges of Coronavirus for Divorced and Blended Families
Post On May 07, 2020

Carlos Lastra, co-chair of our Family Law practice, says the coronavirus is wreaking havoc on divorced and blended families. Here is a Q&A on the challenges of COVID-19 on divorced and blended families and what couples can do to co-exist. He recently appeared on Great Day Washington discussing this ...

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Parents Struggle With Shared Custody During Coronavirus Pandemic
Post On Apr. 27, 2020

Some states say parents should follow their normal custody schedule, but there’s no road map for the current situation. What Does Texas Law Say? Texas family law attorney Susan Myres recently advised a couple struggling to keep their shared custody schedule during the coronavirus pandemic. The fathe...

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How does the COVID19 Shut Down Affect My Case?
Post On Apr. 20, 2020

Procedures During the Pandemic. This is an unprecedented time. First, contact your attorney. Most legal offices are operating from remote locations. Reach out to your attorney. If it is an emergency, most courts have staff available--but it must be legitimately urgent. Second, expect a delay The shu...

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Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
Post On Apr. 17, 2020

Kids worry more when they're kept in the dark. News of the Coronavirus: COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the playground at school. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already...

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Court Guidance on Parenting Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic
Post On Apr. 14, 2020

As the impact of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic rages on, divorced/separated parents continue to struggle to balance the need to follow their instituted parenting plans or historical time-sharing routines, against their parental judgment to protect their children from any possible exposure. Broward Co...

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Modification of Support amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Post On Apr. 13, 2020

With the Covid-19 pandemic, an unprecedented number of people have lost much or all of their income. Many clients are wondering about reducing their child or spousal support while their income is down. This Guide provides answers to common questions and general steps for modifying support. Do you ha...

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New Battle for Those on Coronavirus Front Lines: Child Custody
Post On Apr. 13, 2020

Doctors, firefighters and others who risk exposure to COVID-19 are being taken to court by ex-spouses who want to keep them away from their children. A Story of a New Jersey Physician Last month, Dr. Bertha Mayorquin, a New Jersey physician, told her soon-to-be ex-husband that there was a change in ...

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COVID-19: Child Custody Possession Schedule Under Shelter-In-Place Order In Texas
Post On Apr. 08, 2020

Mary E. Ramos, Board Certified in Family law explains how to handle child custody visitation and access amid the COVID-19 crisis....

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Post On Apr. 07, 2020

This guide is designed to provide to your common questions about Covid-19 and it's impact on divorce, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance and other family law matters. This is not intended to be legal advice and is a summary of FAQ based on the most recent laws as of 4/2/2020. PREVENTA...

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Child Custody during COVID
Post On Apr. 05, 2020

Parents everywhere are very concerned about how to best protect their child while abiding by the existing Court Order. What if the other parent and I cannot agree on a temporary modification? The Court Order still controls ... but ... can you and the other parent agree to modify the terms and the sc...

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Sharing Custody of Children During COVID-19
Post On Apr. 02, 2020

Leaders from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and AFCC have released guidelines for co-parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic. BE HEALTHY Comply with all CDC and local and state guidelines and model good behavior for your children with intensive hand washing, wiping down surfaces a...

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How Does Covid 19 Affect My Divorce Case?
Post On Mar. 30, 2020

The COVID 19 pandemic is unprecedented and far reaching into the legal community--especially in these early days. This may help address some preliminary questions How does the Covid shut down affect my case? Several ways. First, with the courts closed, there's no immediate recourse if there's an iss...

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How to share your children with a co-parent during COVID-19 outbreak
Post On Mar. 27, 2020

Sharing your children can be a challenge even without the pandemic of COVID-19. Here are some tips to help you figure out the best way to co-parent during this difficult time. Adapt your current plan. A number of factors may have recently changed, including school closing, job lay offs, "shelter at ...

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COVID-19 – School Closures & Child Custody Matters
Post On Mar. 26, 2020

On March 23, 2020, through Executive Order, Governor Northam ordered statewide closures of all schools (K-12) for the remainder of the academic year. Here is a guide to ensure our children are least impacted by custody and visitation issues that may present themselves during the pandemic response. R...

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Parenting Time and Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
Post On Mar. 25, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents are scrambling to find ways to deal with parenting schedules and the risks involved. If your child is subject to a parenting plan, the issues can be very complicated and often require a review of your particular circumstances. Often parents must work together t ...

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Seven Guidelines for Divorced/Separated Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Post On Mar. 23, 2020

Amidst the current pandemic, we have several words of advice and guidelines for parents that are divorced or separated that also share custody of their children. Things to Practice We understand it’s a scary time and as we continue to find that this will be the situation in the coming weeks, it’s im...

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Post On Mar. 23, 2020

My colleague Vito Colasurdo, Esq., counsel, wrote a recent blog blog. Most of us are living in isolation. It is now cool to be a hermit and the most common words currently being used are “social-distancing” and “self-quarantine.” Who will be impacted by Covid-19 The workforce was equally inflicted b...

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