Committing to get the divorce process started is a significant step. While it is never an easy decision, it is often an necessary one. We cannot conclude the process until we start the process. Having been proactive and getting the process started, many litigants are wondering if it was all for naught. Have the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic brought their case to a screeching halt? The answer is no.
There are certainly complications and inconveniences as a result of the need to take prudent precautions and as a result of government directives. However, your case can still move forward. At The Durst Firm we are developing new practices and procedures in response to new developments in order to move cases. Frankly, we constantly review our practices and search for new methods of enhancing our client-centered approach.
Take advantage of the “down time” to compile documents your attorney requested, work on completing the necessary forms, gather thoughts and prepare a list of questions for your next conversation with your attorney. All of these steps will help move your case forward. I taking the initiative to get these tasks done you will also help reduce your legal fees.
The attorneys involved can still communicate by phone or email. Video conferencing is being implemented to hold client meetings, facilitate settlement conferences, and even to conduct court proceedings. Making sure you are working with a lawyer capable of using these methodologies will help your case move forward. By working together, your case will move forward.