If you are considering a divorce, or have a divorce case pending in a Central Ohio court, you probably have questions about the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic on your situation. Here is some information to help:
- The governor has not yet ordered the closing of small businesses, such as law firms, or the courts. However, as a safety precaution, many courts have sent notices that they are suspending non-emergency hearings and will reschedule those hearings to a later date. If you have to appear in court for an emergency hearing or a trial that the court did not continue, you should follow the recommended precautions to reduce exposure to COVID-19 in a public setting: make use of any sanitizer available; maintain distance from others; wipe down your phone and any other electronics you take with you; wash your hands and do not touch your face. If you are concerned with your safety, you should talk to your attorney about possibly requesting that your hearing be rescheduled.
- Due to restrictions in place at many workplaces, the coronavirus may be impacting your income. If so, we can answer your questions about the effect this may have on present or future support obligations.
- Consultations or meetings with your attorney can be done using a web video app. Whether you are interested in scheduling an initial consultation with one of our attorneys to learn about the options available to terminate your marriage (such as divorce, dissolution, and collaborative family law), or you are already a client working with one of our attorneys, we welcome you to call to schedule a telephone or web video meeting.
- The physical delivery of documents can be avoided. We offer the ability to electronically share documents through the internet. And we can provide our information worksheet and other documents to you electronically as well.
- We still offer in-person meetings. At this point in time, we are still glad to meet in person provided you are not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, dry cough, shortness of breath) or other illnesses.
- Visit centralohioattorneys.com for information. Our website offers information regarding divorce and the other options available to terminate your marriage. You can get information by “liking” our Facebook page or following us on Linked-In.
Divorce is stressful enough without having the added worry of the coronavirus. We are here to help reduce that stress. Please call today at 614-538-2901 to schedule a phone conference, in-person or virtual meeting.