Zoom court is one of the many changes to our judicial system and family courts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that is here to stay. Long past the original lockdown and restrictions that necessitated virtual court, many counties are still holding court online. While it isn't ideal for many cases and proceedings, there are also advantages to using virtual appearances for … [Read more...] about Zoom Court Dos and Don’ts
COVID-19, Custody, Child Support, Visitation and Other Pandemic Family Law Issues
As the global pandemic continues, divorced and separated parents are navigating new and confusing situations that could never have been anticipated in a parenting plan or marital settlement agreement.
Below you'll find all of our articles related to the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects your family, custody and visitation schedule, child support, and co-parenting relationship.
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Second Stimulus Checks and Child Support
Many of our clients and readers have questions about the second round of stimulus checks and child support and how or if the money will be divided between co-parents. Important Note: We are not tax professionals. For tax questions related to how the second round of stimulus checks will affect you, please consult with your tax professional. When will I get my check? The … [Read more...] about Second Stimulus Checks and Child Support
Do you have ongoing COVID-19 custody problems in your family?
Visitation, Exchanges, and Withholding Parenting Time Issues due to COVID-19 Is your child's other parent withholding your child from you due to the novel coronavirus? The pandemic is not an acceptable reason to alter a parenting time agreement and your visitation and exchange schedule with your child should not be altered without the agreement of both parties. If you, … [Read more...] about Do you have ongoing COVID-19 custody problems in your family?
Will school closures affect your custody and visitation?
Governor Pritzker of Illinois has closed Illinois schools for in-person classes for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. This school closure follow's Pritzker's order to shelter at home, which specifically allowed for visitation exchanges between homes as part of essential travel. The same rules apply in the State of Wisconsin, where Governor Evers' shelter-in-place … [Read more...] about Will school closures affect your custody and visitation?
Coparenting in Quarantine – Your Parenting Plan Didn’t Plan for a Pandemic
When you drafted and agreed to your Parenting Plan, you never imagined it being tested in ways we're experiencing now under the Illinois shelter-in-place guidelines. You may find yourself arguing about whether the Governor banned all travel, or whether your child's school district's switch to e-learning now makes this "summer break" and changes your schedule. Your kids are … [Read more...] about Coparenting in Quarantine – Your Parenting Plan Didn’t Plan for a Pandemic