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Are You Considering a Divorce During COVID-19 in San Diego?

On Behalf of | Nov 18, 2020 | Divorce

Are you considering a divorce during COVID-19 in San Diego and the resulting impact the pandemic has had upon your life and marriage?

First of all, know that you are not alone.  Unfortunately, the number of divorce filings around the world have measurably increased as a result of the Coronavirus.  That’s true in China, Europe, the US and here in California.

Many of our clients have expressed concerns while considering a divorce during COVID-19 in San Diego.  It’s hard enough to protect a single household under these circumstances.  What will it be like with two separate households?

The stresses of life in the pandemic have revealed or exacerbated cracks in many marital relationships.  The realities of limited social interaction, managing exposure risks and protecting your children while keeping everything going can be exhausting.  Managing conflict with your spouse and carefully considering that relationship have only increased your burdens.

If you are considering a divorce during COVID-19 in San Diego it might help to factor in the following:

News of genuine relief in the form of vaccines show genuine promise for the next 4 to 6 months.  Here in California the parties are required to wait at least 180 days from the date of the filing of the divorce itself.  The Courts are backed up and if you completed a divorce in record time you’re still realistically facing May or June of 2021 before it is finalized.  The impact of a divorce during COVID-19 will in all likelihood be a lot more manageable in 6 to 9 months from now.

The decision to divorce can be one of the most difficult for a person to make.  However, the divorce process itself doesn’t have to be.  The Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq can help you to develop a strategy for your San Diego divorce.  We maintain a safe environment for our clients while working with you to complete each step in the process.

This will take some time.  There is a lot to think about, but you should be making informed decisions based upon sound counsel. Learn more, protect your own interests and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.