COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown has brought about many changes to daily life. If you were contemplating divorce before the shelter in place orders or previously had issues in your marriage, the current situation regarding COVID-19 may have heightened the conflict between you and your spouse and pushed you to your breaking point. If this is a decision you are facing right now, here at Scroggins Law Group, PLLC we can help you obtain a divorce amid the lockdown.
During the lockdown tensions and stress can become amplified for everyone. Emotions run high when your situation seems to be out of control and any minor issues that existed previously tend to develop into major issues. It is important to find outlets where you can relieve stress and ease some of the tension while you are limited in where you can go and what you can do outside of your home because of the lockdown. Exercise and meditation are both good options. Video chatting with friends and family through applications such as Zoom, FaceTime, or House Party can also be beneficial. There are several online games and other creative ways to stay connected during this time of isolation. Finding ways to take your mind off of your current situations, fitting in some kind of daily exercise, and making genuine connections with your friends and family can go a long way to helping you feel better.
While anxiety and strain during this time are natural and some conflict is to be expected, you may be experiencing more than you are willing to put up with. If this is your case and you are contemplating divorce, we are here to help you navigate that during the lockdown. The filing of an Original Petition for Divorce which officially kicks off a divorce case with the courts is done electronically through an e-file system, as was the case even before the stay at home orders. While you may not be able to meet with your attorney face to face, you can still video conference with them through Zoom, Skype, or Facetime to ask them any questions you have regarding your divorce and come up with a plan of action for your case. Hearings are also currently being conducted via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. The attorneys at Scroggins Law Group, PLLC are well versed in all of the video conferencing technology used by the courts in the surrounding areas.
The lockdown has triggered many changes for people both personally and professionally. We are all adjusting to a new normal without a definite end in sight. Although some aspects of life seem to have come to a halt, your legal needs have not and divorce cases, as well as modifications and child custody cases, are still moving forward. At Scroggins Law Group, PLLC we can help you navigate your legal issues regarding family matters during the lockdown and these uncertain times. Change can be scary, but we are experts regarding family law and have made it a priority to stay on top of any changes regarding family law, court procedures, and COVID-19 and the related lockdown. There is a lot regarding your divorce that can be done while you are at home complying with the shelter in place orders. With access to the internet, you can complete much of the investigation and planning portions of your divorce case while still complying with the stay at home orders and social distancing rules. Your divorce attorney can help you formulate this plan and guide you in what steps to take next.
Contact Scroggins Law Group, PLLC today at 214-469-3100 for information about hiring a lawyer to help you with getting a divorce during the lockdown. We are here to help you and your family navigate these uncharted waters.
*Mark L. Scroggins is *board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Unless otherwise noted, other attorneys are not *board-certified.
**Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service, awarded to Mark Scroggins 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
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