Keeping Your NJ Divorce on Track During the PandemicBy Moskowitz Law Group, LLC |
The pandemic is causing uncertainty and confusion for many families. People are unsure when they will be able to return to work or eat out at a restaurant. Furthermore, couples wonder how COVID-19 will affect their divorce and what they can do to dissolve their marriage in an adequate time frame.
Are NJ Courts Fully Operational?
In New Jersey, the courts are closed to the public and are not operating at full capacity. As a result, they are becoming backed up, meaning many cases are taking longer to resolve. The process is extended because not every case can be heard virtually since people believe they will have a greater chance of winning their case if it is heard in-person.
What Other Options Do I Have?
Since the courts are taking longer to hear cases, many couples are curious to know whether they have other options to ensure their case stays on track during COVID-19. Although litigation is an option, people may not have control over how long it takes during the pandemic. Accordingly, it may be beneficial to try other divorce methods.
While New Jersey is under a stay-at-home order, mediation is a divorce alternative for many people. This method involves a couple meeting with a neutral, third-party mediator to help the couple compromise on the terms of their divorce. Mediation can be done virtually and is a way to ensure that a divorce stays on track. Additionally, mediation is often cheaper than a court trial.
Contact an Attorney When Seeking a Divorce
Divorce can be complicated, especially during the ongoing pandemic. Since there is a lot of uncertainty regarding COVID-19, it may be helpful to speak with a local divorce lawyer to discuss your concerns. An attorney can help you ensure that your divorce stays on track despite the current obstacles of the pandemic.
If you would like to discuss what option may be most effective for getting your divorce done promptly, our experienced attorneys could assist. The knowledgeable paralegals at Moskowitz Law Group have helped couples with their divorce for years and have the resources needed to do so. Lastly, our team is compassionate and will do everything possible to ensure that you feel comfortable and supported throughout the divorce process. Call now to get started.