Well, it happened. They closed the Courts for at least the rest of the month, unless there’s a true emergency like domestic violence. Existing hearings are being rescheduled and that means highly impacted calendars for the foreseeable future when the Courts reopen.
What does this mean for family law litigants?
Having to cooperate, since the judicial officers won’t be there to referee battles. Indeed, when the first round of school closures began happening, parents were scrambling and trying to find childcare. This was a time for co-parents to co-parent in a cooperative way.
This is how things should normally work. Studies show that when parents come to an agreement, they have better results. It may be a statement against my own interests but agreeing saves on attorney’s fees and costs.
If there’s a silver lining in the pandemic, it’s that it might force people to work together in even some of the hardest areas.
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