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Pandemic creates great waves in family law

COVID-19 has sparked novel custody disputes and court procedures and forced lawyers to work remotely

Pandemic creates great waves in family law

When the coronavirus pandemic spread around the world more than a year ago, it caused a shift in how all lawyers work, but perhaps most dramatically in family law. Family courts moved to virtual hearings, there were fights among divorced couples over child custody and in-person schooling during lockdowns and there was an increase in separations and divorces among struggling couples.

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