Preparing For Divorce During A Pandemic with Attorney Joi R. Fairell – Press Release
ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / February 19, 2021 / During the past year in quarantine and at various stages of lockdown, problems boiling beneath the surface could no longer be ignored. Couples around the world have been faced with the reality of their marital situation and many have made the difficult decision to get divorced. Joi Fairell, family law expert and founder of Atlanta-based law firm Fairell Roy & Associates, has witnessed marital breakdowns for more than a decade.
“Divorce is always difficult, but with the right planning and emotional intelligence, it doesn’t have to be ugly,” says Fairell. There are a number of factors to consider when preparing for divorce during a pandemic.
- Take a look at your financial situation. Finances play a huge part in a couple’s decision to divorce, and it is important to plan for all of the factors. Unemployment has become a major concern for families across America, and couples should consider their financial situation. Can they afford to live in two separate houses? Do both parties have stable jobs? What is the status of the couple’s 401k? Remember that in most cases, any money you earned during the marriage is considered a marital asset. Even if you plan to split up, regardless of what name the asset is registered in, the assets will belong to both spouses and stimulus payment could also be a factor to think about. Consider these factors and plan accordingly. 2.
- Create a parenting plan. When children are involved, divorce is already complicated. The pandemic and new virtual schooling are only compounding these complications. Much thought needs to be given to which parent has the flexibility to help with the virtual school. Does this decision also affect final custody? Before the pandemic, parents relied on the school system to do much of their childcare. Now that most children study from home, parents may need to consider outside childcare. Then the question arises of who pays for childcare. Both parents should work to come up with a plan for when to spend time with their children, keeping in mind that the law does not favor women or men in determining a primary custody parent.
- Visiting problems. Fairell reports that new visiting problems have arisen as a result of the pandemic. In some cases, the main parent tries to use COVID-19 home stay orders as an excuse that the other parent’s visits are incorrect. However, this is a direct violation of Georgia’s emergency orders that all parenting plans should proceed as normal regardless of COVID-19. Parents who try not to obey this decision will be sanctioned. Other issues have arisen with some parents who work in industries where there is a higher potential for COVID-19 exposure and whether or not it is safe for the children to visit.
- Be aware of the new divorce deadlines. Courts across the country were closed for almost five months. Fairell warns that couples should expect their divorce to take longer than usual. Because of this, couples begin to put strategies and systems in place to be able to work together longer than expected.
Ten years ago, Joi Fairell founded the law firm Fairell, now Fairell Roy & Associates, with a vision to do things differently. After graduating from law school when she was only 25, she got a job with a local company trying to make a difference in the world. Over the next year, her optimistic delusions were shattered when she witnessed poor advocacy and poor treatment of clients. Her time as an associate attorney taught her what not to do as a lawyer. Fairell says, “Customers deserve the truth and they deserve zealous representation.” In search of a company that valued customers and quality representation, she was led to start her own business based on the principles of excellent service, up-to-date knowledge, quality representation and the results customers need.
After more than a decade, Fairell and her team of all black female lawyers pride themselves on delivering the best customer service and lawyers in the industry. They are determined to keep themselves updated with the latest laws, trends, and changes that may apply to their clients’ cases. They try to understand the customer’s end goal, working tirelessly and strategically to come up with a plan that will meet the customer’s needs. “Sometimes a customer doesn’t know what they need, they just focus on what they want. Our goal is to educate them about the things they need in the long term and to give them in addition to what they want”, he says Fairell. For more information on working with Joi Fairell and her team of experienced family law and personal injury attorneys, please visit www.FairellRoy.com.
Name of contact: Joi R. Fairell
Company name: Fairell Roy & Associates
Address: 2845 Henderson Mill Rd, Atlanta GA 30341
Telephone number: 678-973-2803
Website link: http://www.fairellroy.com/
SOURCE: Joi R. Fairell
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