Family Law Issues Arising From the COVID-19 Outbreak

As most of the country, and especially the Northeast, has been ordered to stay inside and close up shop, we feel you should know that our firm remains open and ready to help you via telephone or video conference with the various family law issues cropping up as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Law Offices of Cynthia L. Hanley is here to help you with the following situations:

  • Beginning the divorce process: Many spouses believe they are ready to divorce, however, it is not a decision that should be made in a split second, especially during these times. However, that being said, if you are sure that you are ready to begin the process, our firm is here to help. You can call us today for a free initial consultation via telephone or video conference, and we can move on with the process from there. In many cases, a divorce simply cannot wait, which is why we remain open and ready for business, even in the wake of this pandemic.
  • Parenting time/child custody: One of the most complicated family law matters arising from the new coronavirus is parenting time and child custody terms/modifications. We wrote a great deal about this in our last blog, however, the gist is that many divorced co-parents are struggling to reach a temporary agreement that works for everyone while keeping everybody in your family safe.  For example, if you or your spouse are immuno-compromised or are a nurse/doctor, making you at a high risk of contracting the virus, you may have to modify your initial agreement to ensure you do not spread the virus to your children.
  • Child support obligations: If you or your spouse has lost your job or had to close your business as a result of COVID-19, you will most likely need to modify your child support agreement. Reach out to the Law Offices of Cynthia L. Hanley today, as we may be able to help you draft an application to modify your support obligation.

For any additional family law or divorce law questions, reach out to our knowledgeable Bristol County firm today. We know that these are turbulent times, and in many cases, we are going through uncharted territory. However, as long as we can continue to cooperate and keep calm, we will get through this together.

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For over 30 years, The Law Offices of Cynthia L. Hanley, P.C. has provided quality legal support and representation for clients in Bristol County and all of Massachusetts. Our firm’s experience eases the stress of clients while providing the legal services they deserve. If you need help through a contested divorce, contact The Law Offices of Cynthia L. Hanley, P.C. for a consultation today.