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May 2020 Edition

May 2020 Edition

Coronavirus Resources

Coronavirus COVID-19 and Divorce Resource Page

We have created, and will be continuously updating, a list of articles and resources on COVID-19 and its impact on individuals and families experiencing separation or divorce.

Financial Issues

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in Effect Now

We are all working our way through the many questions raised by the CARES Act and how it impacts all of us.

Co-Parenting after Divorce

Visitation Refusal By Divorced Parents During COVID-19

It’s important to recognize that reasonable people can reach vastly different conclusions about the safety of child exchanges and visitation in these strange times.

Divorce News

Miami ER Doctor Loses Custody During Coronavirus

An emergency room doctor has lost custody of her four-year-old daughter amid increasing coronavirus fears.

Divorce Process

Divorce During the Coronavirus Shut Down

You won’t be able to get all of your issues right now but you can still work on your divorce with video conferencing.

Mothers and Divorce

7 Tips for Mothers Coping with Mother’s Day

Coping with Mother’s Day can be difficult for many reasons. Remember to honor your feelings about this day.


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