On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in divorce on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

The last few months have been trying for most couples. In addition to the usual stresses that can impact a marriage, Missouri couples have had to face social distancing, unemployment, risk of falling ill due to a widespread pandemic and shortages of goods that many consider to be necessities. While some couples report that being at home with their spouse almost round the clock has brought them closer, many others have experienced the opposite and are now considering divorce

For those that have decided that it would be best to end a marriage, many now say they feel stuck. Due to closures, courts may have backlogs, and in some places, a divorce is not considered a necessary legal action, so they are told to expect a lengthy time frame. This leaves many spouses feeling like there is nothing to do but sit in the house and argue about divorce-related matters like child custody, alimony and property division. 

The good news is, help is available for people that are ready to take steps towards finalizing a divorce. Many attorneys offer video conferencing, and mediation between both parties and their respective legal representation can take place this way. People have the opportunity to start navigating the legal steps necessary to end a marriage without having to wait in frustration for courts to resume the regular schedule. 

A Missouri resident that would like to learn more or file for divorce need only reach out to a friendly and capable local attorney. An attorney can help a client decide the most practical and efficient ways to take legal action. A client can look forward to finalizing his or her divorce and begin a new journey as a free, single and prepared individual.