As of this writing, 33,404 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the Centers for Disease Control. The pandemic has led to the widespread shutdown of schools, businesses, and gatherings. Every day we learn more about the long-term impact this pandemic will have on our lives going forward. According to the 20th Judicial Circuit Website, [https://www.ca.cjis20.org/home/main/homepage.asp ]Family Law cases are being held remotely except for domestic violence cases. Long & Associates, P.A. is a Naples, Florida divorce law firm that is closely monitoring the situation regarding court closures and will provide our clients with the most up-to-date information as it becomes available. Finally, if you have a meeting with Long & Associates, P.A. in the office, please inform us if you are not feeling well. We are also available to take your phone calls and can possibly hold meetings scheduled via video-conferencing should the need arise.
Coronavirus is impacting all aspects of our lives. If you are still in the process of filing for divorce or finalizing your divorce, here are some things to take into account as this pandemic goes on. Some divorcing couples may need to reassess their situation:
- Child Custody. This emergency has been a time where many parents have had to re-evaluate their parenting plans. As children have had to stay home from school due to school closures and as people have been asked to stay home, parents have had to make tough decisions regarding who will care for the children and how shared parenting time will be arranged. Now might be the time to consider how emergencies like this will be handled going forward.
- The stock market is plummeting. Selling a family home might be difficult right now. You and your partner may need to discuss a strategy regarding splitting your debts and assets going forward. Long & Associates, P.A. is a divorce law firm in Naples, Florida that is here for you to help you every step of the way. Many divorcing couples might find that they have to change their settlements, if these settlements have not been finalized. Great amounts of wealth have been lost for those who have investments, and this may need to be considered.
These are just some of the things to consider if you are considering filing for divorce or are in the process of divorcing in Naples, Florida. As always, Long & Associates, P.A. is a Naples, Florida divorce law firm here to help you navigate the tough questions that may arise in the coming weeks, as couples may need to reconsider their divorce settlements and Parenting Plans. Contact Long & Associates today to discuss your circumstances.