Divorce cases skyrocket due to cornavirus.

On behalf of The Law Office of Wickersham and Bowers posted in Family Law on Thursday, April 30th, 2020.

People all throughout the world are living through truly unprecedented times today. A global health crisis coupled with various stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders and the resulting severe economic and personal financial downturns are wreaking havoc on professional and personal lives. 

While it is easy to see the obvious casualties of this pandemic in the forms of jobs and investment portfolios, there will be many more negative repercussions of the coronavirus both now and in the future. For the purposes of today’s post, we will be focusing in on one in particular; divorce

And for those readers who may already be facing this life-changing event, the family law experts at Wickersham and Bowers are highly experienced in these matters and are having to take on record numbers of these clients as a by-product of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Unforeseen Effects of a Pandemic

This virus and the wave of destruction it has left in its path is the perfect example of how one, seemingly unrelated event, can have a profound impact on other areas of society or personal life. Divorce filings are skyrocketing as couples are forced to spend extended time together without the opportunity to take a break and spend a little alone time or socialize with friends.

Close Quarters and Cabin Fever

There have been plenty of clinical studies done on the effects of spending long periods of time cooped up in one place. The layman term for it is cabin fever or going “stir crazy”. When two people are constantly right on top of each other for days on end it does not matter how much they love each other; eventually they will grow tired of the other’s company.

Additional Anxiety to Existing Stress

And when you consider that many of these marriages may have already been on shaky ground due to financial troubles (which have only been amplified by the coronavirus) or any other reason, they simply cannot take the added turmoil and stress. If you find yourself in this situation, there is no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed. 

Unfortunately, it looks as though separation and divorce are going to be one of the lasting effects of Covid-19. But you don’t have to handle this alone, either. Simply get in touch with the experienced legal professionals at Wickersham and Bowers, they know how to help.

Contact us today for a consultation.

Family Law 101

On behalf of The Law Office of Wickersham and Bowers posted in Family Law on Thursday, April 15th, 2020.

Many different areas of the law and the specific practice of them can be very sensitive and delicate. This is probably no truer in any other legal situation than that which deals with those whom you most care about or have personal relationships with; family law. 

When you are involved in any type of dispute (or even just the need to consult with an attorney), chances are that you are already putting a strain on a once close and important relationship. Having a compassionate and caring legal specialist can help make sure that that relationship can continue to be a strong and healthy one.

The Sensitivity of This Area of Practice

The thing that makes this specific legal practice so delicate is the fact that there are usually heightened and intense emotions involved. This isn’t two strangers in a dispute about a contract or someone facing some type of criminal charge, this is often times two or more people who either at one time or still now love and care about each other deeply, and one (if not both) parties feel hurt and betrayed by the fact that whatever is going on between them has now come to the point of getting the law involved.

Various Examples and Different Scenarios

Common instances of this type of legal practice include prenups, marriage and divorce, child custody, alimony and child support, business or financial agreements between family and friends, and several others. Mediation, negotiation, and litigation all take on a very different feel to them when the person on the other side isn’t some stranger or random individual, but rather someone you love. 

That is why it is of the utmost importance that someone who is empathetic and cares as much about repairing relationships as representing the law is crucial to the situation being resolved in truly the best manner.

Relationships are More Important than Law

In the end, the person on the other side of the table (or courtroom) is probably someone that not too long ago you never would have dreamed you would be on opposite ends of a legal battle with. The family law experts at Wickersham and Bowers have seen countless of these scenarios play out, both positively and negatively. And they want to make sure that when it’s all said and done, you not only get the results you were hoping for but also the restoration of a relationship with your family member or friend.

Contact us today for a consultation.