Covid-19 and Family Law

Family Matters During Covid-19 Crisis

At the law firm of Martin & Wallentine, we can handle your family law concerns even during the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting “shutdown.”

First, as your lawyer, we can help you determine and work through how the pandemic might affect your case. The crisis itself might have affected your circumstances and may bear on various aspects of your case. You or your spouse might have lost a job, which can affect child support and/or spousal maintenance (alimony) calculations. Assets, such as stock or investment accounts, may have suffered severe fluctuations in value, affecting the equitable division of the marital estate. Even the residential relocation of any minor children—a common issue in custody disputes—has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Second, despite these extreme circumstances, your family law case—divorce, paternity, custody or child support disputes—can proceed, even during the “shutdown” order currently in effect in the Kansas City metropolitan area and surrounding communities. Law firms, such as the law firm of Martin & Wallentine, are deemded “essential businesses” and can remain open at this time. Our firm remains open and we are handling cases through this hard time. Furthermore, even though Courts are limiting in person hearings right now, new divorce cases can be filed and issues addressed though online filings. Give us a call to see how an experienced divorce attorney might help you at this time.

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Read What Our Former Clients Have Said

  • "Professional, informative, and vital in working with the prosecutor to secure the most favorable outcome possible".

  • "Jerry kept in constant contact with us and our son during the case and went the extra mile to plea before the judge outside and inside the courtroom".

    Joanne from Nebraska
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