Are you and your spouse planning for a divorce during covid? You might be wondering how this is going to complicate the process. We assure you that we are going to work hard to get you through this smoothly with your best interests in mind. Call our Rochester family law attorney today to set up a consultation.
Think About the Divorce Options
It is no secret that the pandemic has been something of a mess for couples. Breakups and divorces have been rising because of the increased amount of time that we have been couped up with each other and the stressors that have come with the pandemic.
When beginning the process of divorce, it is important to think about the options that you have. They include mediation, traditional divorce, and in some cases annulment. This will depend on the circumstances surrounding your marriage.
Figure Out Your Living Situation
Divorce during covid gets complicated when you have to think about living situations. Finding housing right now might seem nightmarish. We understand that this could be incredibly stressful. If you have lost income because of covid, you might not know what to do. Now is the time to plan this with your partner. Some couples can remain living together during the divorce process, but a lot of couples need to separate right away.
Take Care of Your Mental Health
Divorce can be incredibly stressful and emotional. We know that this is already a difficult time for mental health as is during the pandemic but going through a divorce simultaneously is going to be challenging for a lot of people. You need to prioritize your own well-being. Adopting some good mental health habits can help a lot. Find a support system to lean on, consider talk therapy, start journaling, etc. Take good care of yourself.
Come Up with a Temporary Custody Plan
If you and your soon-to-be-ex have children together, coming up with a temporary plan for the kids, if you’re living in separate houses, is a good plan. Of course, if there is drug abuse or domestic violence as a concern with the other parent, then it is not such a good idea. But in cases where you and your spouse can amicably come up with something temporary that doesn’t cut one parent off, your children will benefit from this.
Gather Your Paperwork
Now is the time to gather all of the necessary information about your finances. Items that could help include your taxes, mortgage agreement, and any other shared or individual purchases like cars. Establishing what is separate and what is shared property is going to help us with the division of assets. Bring all of your paperwork about your finances to a consultation with a divorce lawyer. We can help you sort out what assets are subject to division.
Call Our Rochester Divorce Lawyer
When you and your spouse are getting ready for a divorce during covid, it is important to get good representation. We would be happy to meet with you for a consultation. Call our office today to get set up with one.