Despite an initial period where courts adjusted, many family law courts are now finding ways to operate in the middle of a pandemic. In addition, an uptick in vaccine production and percentage of vaccinated populations means that things are slated to go back to normal in a matter of months. For many people, this means that custody disputes will move forward firing on all cylinders.
In CA, the law has placed restrictions on those convicted of domestic violence as a standard practice. For example, one’s Second Amendment rights were instantly stripped for ten years, barring a convicted individual from legally possessing a firearm.
Many have speculated what the effect of major events such as pandemics can have on divorce rates. Now that we’re well over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s some early data that can help validate theories that have been floated around.
Many people prefer to move away from their partner as soon as the decision to get divorced is made. Most relationships are officially over once either person openly expresses their desire to get a divorce, as this is often something people think about for a long time.
Substance abuse continues to be a widespread problem across the country. The pandemic has only worsened this problem, with many states reporting increased drug and substance abuse. The reality for many children is that they are routinely exposed to drug or substance abuse.