Practicing Family Law in a Pandemic: FAQ

COVID-19 is creating a tsunami of family law issues. Physical distancing, school closures, health concerns, and lost income are raising questions for previously separated families, now confused about how to navigate access, parenting and support arrangements. Already troubled families, suddenly forced into close quarters and socially isolated, are struggling to avoid new sources of conflict and reporting increases of family violence. And suddenly fragile marriages, unable to survive the strains of the pandemic, are headed towards divorce, with a view to optimal valuation dates. With access to courts restricted, in-person meetings eliminated, and privacy in short supply, family law lawyers are facing a host of novel challenges. This new, 90 minute webinar with experienced family law lawyers Leisha Murphy and Alex Boland will address some of the most FAQ about the impact of COVID-19 on family law, best practices for helping clients move forward in this uncertain time, and what the future may hold for family law, once life is “back to normal”. Topics include:

What constitutes an “urgent” matter?
How are custody, access and parenting plans affected by COVID-19?
Will summer vacation schedules be affected?
What happens to support obligations if a parent becomes unemployed?
Can couples get divorced during the pandemic?
How do we resolve disputes without courts?

Join us and get the resources and advice you need to feel more confident in today’s rapidly evolving family law landscape!

Live webinar with chat includes 60 day replay. This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A.