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Divorce in Austin, Texas During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Below is an article in the Austin American Statesman, highlighting the divorce environment after two weeks of the corona virus shutdown in Austin. While we practice principally in Williamson County, we've been handling divorce on both Williamson and Travis County for over 20 years. With the exception of seniors (often referred to as "grey divorce") which is exploding, divorce has been declining for years as the marriage age has increased and cohabitating is now common. In fact, cohabitating has opened up a whole new need for legal help: when cohabitating couples break up, especially with children. For example, we've written blogs about unmarried father's rights. Furthermore, sheltering in place, travel restrictions, and loss of income due to COVID19 has opened up a myriad of questions from clients about visitation schedules, child support, spousal support and other related questions, which we have been blogging about here as well.

7 tips for #divorced parents during the #COVID19 pandemic provided by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

As a consequence of the #pandemic, we are getting lots of phone calls and emails from clients regarding how school cancellations, shelter-at-home rules, CDC guidelines, etc. affect #divorced parents and issues of child custody, visitation, child support, etc. Here are 7 tips for #divorced parents during the #COVID19 pandemic provided by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). These guidelines certainly provide food for thought on how to minimize, to the extent possible, added stress on children of divorce. We would also urge clients to read the last part called Judicial Wisdom.


Should grandparents visit their grandchildren during this COVID19 outbreak? Here is advice from professionals. We are grandparents and we have not visited our three grandchildren in Austin. And we will not until there is a dependable vaccine. But we now participate in nightly baths with our baby grands via FaceTime and all of us LOVE it! Here is good advice from professionals.

Corona virus Update

We promised to update clients on how our firm is responding to the corona virus pandemic. As always, our primary goal is to ensure that clients and their and families are safe from being exposed to the virus, and that you can reach us during this difficult time.

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