Divorcing During COVID – What You Need to Know
Helene Bernstein is a Divorce Attorney and Mediator of her own firm and has been a family law attorney in Brooklyn, New York for the past 25 years. She sits on the board of Family Kind, a non-profit organization that offers reduced fee mediation services for couples going through divorce or separation. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Family Divorce Mediation Council and chairs their Continuing Education Committee. She joins Stacy Francis to talk about how COVID-19 is affecting the divorce process and ways to get to the best resolution.
- Children are experiencing difficult times with the existence of COVID-19 and their shift to long distance learning, but those whose parents are going through divorce or separation have an additional source of stress.
- Family Court is the emergency room of the American judiciary system
- Parties that live in New York City who want to get divorced quickly are encouraged to file their papers in upstate New York County.
- In any current divorce or separation agreement, there must be a COVID provision to deal with parenting.