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Considering Divorce in Collin County, Texas During COVID-19

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed day-to-day living for a lot of people.

You may not be able to go to the same places or generally act the same as you did before the crisis took hold in your area. Stress and anxiety about the pandemic are pretty universal feelings, but those feelings can often make an already-strained marriage even more challenging.

Texas is one of the harder-hit areas of the United States, and, to date, there are over 5,000 cases confirmed in Collin County, Texas alone; 64 people have lost their lives in this area.

So, how does COVID-19 affect your thinking if you are considering divorce? In more ways than you might think.

  1. Should I Stay or Go?: Quarantining Considerations

One of the first considerations you must make while contemplating divorce is whether to stick it out or leave the marital home. While this decision is never easy, even when there is no global pandemic, it can be even harder during times of COVID-19. When given a choice between quarantining alone and being unable to see your children or quarantining with your spouse and kids, the decision can be a tough one.

For some, leaving the house may mean that they cannot come back without properly quarantining or taking extra precautions to avoid unnecessary exposure. This is particularly true for those who work in the medical field or who work in high-exposure jobs or areas.

  1. How Can I Even File For Divorce Right Now?

Some people are having trouble meeting with an attorney during the pandemic. They are struggling with offices that are not open or lawyers who are not taking new clients right now. When you combine lawyer unavailability with the general challenges of scheduling with the Courts, you may think that you need to put the whole process on hold.

Thankfully, our office is still open, and we can do much of your divorce work remotely. If you are ready to talk about your divorce options in Collin County, Texas, we are here for you.

  1. Can I Get the Necessary Information I Need from Other Sources Right Now?

You need a lot of documentation to go through the divorce process. Specifically, information about your assets and income is necessary to file with the Court to start the process of determining how your assets will be split equitably.

In most situations, you can get this information by making requests online or over the phone. You still have options to gather this data. It may be a bit more challenging and time-consuming, but it can be done.

The Law Office of Lauren Cain is available to help you walk through the early steps of considering and planning for a divorce. Learn more by contacting our office at (214) 326-4664.