How COVID-19 Affects Divorce Cases
The coronavirus pandemic has affected all aspects of the legal system. Watch this video to learn how COVID-19 affects divorce cases.
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Will the COVID-19 pandemic affect my divorce case?
COVID-19 has caused a lot of animosity and anxiety in divorce cases. If you’re waiting for a temporary hearing or you’ve had your temporary hearing and you’re waiting for your divorce trial, there’s so much uncertainty. There’s nothing in your orders that take into consideration what’s happening to us. The Supreme Court of Oklahoma has issued an order that all visitation orders that are in existence right now are in full force and effect. I would suggest to you that you obey that rule. I would also suggest to you that you work with the other parent, and that you’re courteous and congenial and thoughtful to them. I want you to work with the other parent and work out a plan so your children can see both of you, if it’s feasible. It’s not always in every case, I understand that.
Your children are scared. They don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. They don’t know where they’re going to be tomorrow. They don’t know if Daddy or Mommy is going to have a job tomorrow. This is taking a great toll on the children. The last thing they need is their parents to continue to fight over them. Both parents love their children, whether you have custody or not, whether you’re in joint custody or not. At times like this, you need to do what’s best for your children. Please think about it. Please discuss all matters with the other parent in these trying times.
Your actions will be eventually brought before a judge, good or bad. I just want your actions to be commended and applauded by the judge, not the reverse of having him scold you or get after you for inappropriate conduct. We’re in this together. Your children are your most valuable asset. Treat them that way. Call the Murray Law Firm today if you have a question.
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