While staying home during the pandemic has brought some couples closer together, others have been forced to reevaluate their relationships. In fact, over the last several weeks, more people are reaching out to family law professionals and making inquiries online wanting to know more about the divorce process. Many want to understand what issues they are looking at if things are not going well in their marriage – how to best prepare for a divorce, the ins and outs of dividing property and debt, and how Illinois child custody and support are decided in Illinois.
The shutdowns have also affected many parents who are already divorced, but have had issues with the payment of Illinois child support or spousal maintenance during these economically challenging times. Those who are out of work or facing a reduction in pay and have a child or spousal support obligation have been seeking modifications to their child or spousal maintenance orders. Recipients of missing child support payments or parents who are having problems with parenting time arrangements have pursued the enforcement of orders.
Questions About Family Law Issues During Covid-19?
Contact Lake County Illinois Family Law Attorney Ronald L. Bell for Answers
Although many court cases have been put on hold due to the pandemic, in emergency situations, judges are available to hear a case to order temporary use of the home, temporary child and spousal support, or move to enforce orders when family issues arise. As cities reopen, cases that have been delayed will move forward. If you are considering divorce and want more information or are a divorced parent experiencing support or custody issues during these unprecedented times, we are here to help. Contact the Lake county family law offices of Ronald L Bell & Associates for answers to your concerns regarding family law issues during Covid-19, Illinois divorce, property division, child custody and support at 847-495-6000.