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COVID 19 Updates

It's been over a year since our lives changed due to the historic COVID pandemic. While we see the light at the end, there are still some considerations to be aware of when it comes to your family and the courts. Our Office's Status We are open for in-person appointments. While our team will remain … Continued

What Happens if One Parent gets Infected with Coronavirus

Co-parenting is hard but has become more difficult since Covid-19 has spread throughout our community. Unfortunately, there is no precedent to help lead parents through this process, and there is no legal standard to help guide the courts either. Although we are in uncharted waters, thankfully, many factors can help guide your decisions during this … Continued

Here’s Where to Start When Considering Divorce

You have been thinking to yourself for some time, “It’s over,” but you don’t know where to begin. It’s easy to be overwhelmed and to keep putting it off when you’re facing the legal, financial, social, and overall emotional turmoil of beginning what may be a potentially volatile process of ending a marriage. The decision … Continued

3 Tips to Living Together During a Divorce

Going through the process of a divorce can be difficult on all levels – emotionally, spiritually, and financially. With housing prices rising and the cost of living exorbitant, moving out of the family home is not always an option even when two people decide to separate. Now, with Shelter in Place, more people are finding … Continued

3 Divorce Considerations During COVID-19

There has been a lot of information that has been circulating relating to the impact of Coronavirus on child and spousal support and child custody and visitation, but what about its impact on other aspects of a divorce or legal separation? Here are some other things should you consider relating to your divorce or legal … Continued

Stuck with My Spouse during Coronavirus

If one stops to think a bit about it, relationships of all sorts are going through new stresses given the Coronavirus outbreak. Even the relationships that are doing well and thriving in such a time have experienced changes that aren't necessarily helpful. It's not what life throws our way, but rather how we respond that … Continued

Family Stresses from Coronavirus

These “Corona” times are stressful for everyone. The spread of the virus resulted in repercussions that have affected every single one of us, whether it’s through remote work, unemployment, school closures, childcare, sickness, and/or loss. With our physical health and livelihoods at risk, maintaining one’s mental health has been a low priority. Unfortunately, failing to … Continued

Formulating an Exit Strategy during a Pandemic

Emotions involved during a divorce can be compared to those of a person experiencing death, and for some, the emotions can be very intense. It’s even more difficult now that we are all basically quarantined in our own homes due to the Coronavirus. Deciding to divorce and getting a hold of your own emotions about … Continued

Parenting Plan Concerns with Coronavirus

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused chaos throughout the United States; the economy is at a standstill, schools are closed, people are confined in their houses. Americans are having to deal with issues that have never been seen before, and one of these issues is navigating parenting plans throughout this time. Parenting plans are lengthy and … Continued

Child Custody Questions during Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic has many families confused as to how to navigate issues relating to child custody. We receive many calls from parents with questions relating to the impact of the Coronavirus and California’s shelter-in-place order (“SIP”) on existing child custody and visitation orders. We try to address the most common questions here. Can a … Continued

5 Steps to Better Parenting during Coronavirus

Families all over the world are learning to adapt to the evolving changes of their daily life due to COVID-19. With emergency orders to stay at home, many families found themselves unemployed or working from home and without school or daycare. Thus, not only are parents figuring out how to keep their children safe and … Continued

Co-Parenting Concerns during Coronavirus

Since early March of 2020, our offices have received numerous calls from concerned parents on how to co-parent during Covid19. Many parents are naturally afraid to exchange their children during this pandemic, fearing their child may contract Covid19, while in the other parent’s care. I have even received calls asking me if parenting orders are … Continued

Getting Results with Court Closures

Going through a divorce or custody battle under normal circumstances can be very complicated and stressful but going through these court battles during a global pandemic can be very tricky. COVID-19 can impact many facets of your family law court case. One of the biggest concerns many people have is what happens to their case … Continued

Coronavirus and the Affects on the Military

If you are a servicemember or share a child with a servicemember, you may be curious to know how COVID 19 and the stay at home orders issued by our Governor, Jared Polis, impact you. The easiest answer is “it depends.” Other than Governor Polis issuing the shelter-at-place order, life may actually not have changed … Continued

Domestic Violence During Shelter in Place

If your life is in danger, please call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number. Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you’re afraid your computer usage is being monitored, call one of the hotlines below. Outlets for Help • NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE operates 24-7 as a confidential hotline and … Continued

3 Tips for Co-Parenting During COVID-19

Under normal circumstances, co-parenting can be challenging enough. Trying to manage and maintain a healthy parenting plan under a pandemic is unchartered territory for all us. Attorney’s here at Modern Family Law are working through very different questions and concerns from parents when it comes to COVID-19 (coronavirus). While everyone’s family situation is different, we’ve … Continued

Managing Your Finances During COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 is scary stuff, especially at a time when pretty much all of our news feels like scary stuff. With a statewide ban on dine-in service at restaurants and bars and the required closure of all non-essential public-facing businesses for an unknown period of time, it’s no wonder some people are in freak-out mode, especially … Continued

Useful “Stay at home” Resources for Children

CoVID-19 has had a powerful and immediate impact on us all. Businesses and schools are closing for indefinite periods. Like many companies, at Modern Family Law we have implemented a work-from-home policy. Our team and their families now find themselves with a lot more time staying at home together. This presents challenges, even as this … Continued