As 2020 draws to a close, we look ahead to 2021 with both hope and uncertainty. While experts are anticipating a return to normal (or at least near-normal) at some point during the new year, many of the challenges that arose during 2020 are likely to continue well into the foreseeable future.

While this is true at work and out in public, it is also true at home. The COVID-19 pandemic has strained many families, and it has led to an increase in divorce filings according to various sources. Our McKinney family lawyers published various articles on divorce-related topics throughout the year, including many that specifically addressed the challenges that divorcing (and recently-divorced) spouses are facing during the crisis:

1. Information for Spouses Who Are Contemplating Divorce

When contemplating a divorce, it is important to have a clear understanding of all of the various practical, financial and legal issues involved in the divorce process. While it is common to have questions about how it may be possible to limit the amount of time and money you have to spend to bring your marriage to a close, you need to avoid making mistakes or assumptions that could negatively impact the outcome of your divorce. If you are just beginning to think about divorce, we encourage you to read:

 

 

2. Divorce Considerations and Challenges Related to COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has created unprecedented challenges in all aspects of life, and it has had a significant impact on many couples and former spouses. If you are thinking about filing for divorce in 2021, or if you are dealing with financial stress as a result of the crisis, we encourage you to read:   

 

 

3. Preparing to Go Through a Divorce in Texas

When going through a divorce, the more you can do to prepare, the smoother the process will generally go. For some tips and information you can use to begin framing your thoughts about your divorce, you can read:

 

 

4. Special Issues During the Divorce Process

While there are certain issues that are inherent in the divorce process (i.e. dividing your marital assets and addressing child support and child custody if you have children), there are also some issues that are specific to spouses’ personal circumstances. In 2020, we published articles discussing divorce-related considerations for licensed professionals and for individuals who own digital assets:

 

 

5. Coping with (and Making the Most of) the Holidays After a Divorce

For many divorced spouses, and especially those with minor children, the holiday season can be especially difficult. But, there are steps you can take to ensure that the holidays are memorable for the right reasons, and there are resources available for those who are struggling to cope. To learn more, we encourage you to read: Holidays and Child Custody: Considerations for Divorcing Parents in Texas

Speak with a McKinney Family Lawyer at Nordhaus & Nordhaus, PC

Do you have questions about getting divorced or overcoming challenges with your former spouse? If so, we encourage you to get in touch. To speak with a McKinney family lawyer at Nordhaus & Nordhaus, PC, please call 214-726-1450 or request a free consultation online today.