It is not a surprise that divorce filings surged in Wuhan in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic. A long quarantine in a confined area can cause strains in the best of relationships, much less on couples who were living with and, perhaps, ignoring the uncomfortable realities of their relationships. Texas attorneys are already experiencing the upsurge in divorce clients, and the limitations of the resources available to the court system.
Fortunately, collaborative divorce offers an opportunity for couples to “uncouple” without resorting to the courts by utilizing a technology that seems to be almost designed for this constructive and non-adversarial process. Zoom conferences offer the same face-to-face meetings that are the hallmark of the collaborative divorce process. Professionals, including the neutral communication specialists and financial specialists, are finding Zoom collaborative divorce meetings and the use of screen sharing of parenting plan options, charts, inventories and backup data to be an excellent aid in the educational aspect of the process, enabling clients to make informed and calm decisions about their futures. How to Divorce in the Shadow of Covid-19