Due to the recent events regarding COVID-19, some couples in the DC metro area have been dealing with added stress and anxiety. An article was recently written in The Washingtonian about what couples should know if they’ve been having marital issues during this time of shutdown, and BRP’s Brian Pearlstein was quoted in the article.
Regarding the process of contacting an attorney in this time of crisis, Pearlstein suggested that guidance should first be sought for “how to best communicate with your spouse during what might be significant marital discord about significant issues such as children and finances”. Speaking about finances specifically, Pearlstein remarks that a divorce attorney can help strategize “how best to protect assets and curb spending pending a marital separation and divorce, as the parties may be going through a financial crunch” due to the current crisis.
The article can be found in its entirety here, or our blog readers can view it here. It covers a range of topics including when to speak to an attorney, the best ways to do so during the current shutdown, and alternative options such as Collaborative Practice.
Even in this time of crisis, BRP stands ready to help, as we have implemented protocols that have enabled all of our attorneys and staff to work remotely. The technology that we have put in place will ensure that our services will be uninterrupted, and your legal matters will not be impacted. All meetings are being scheduled by easy-to-use platforms such as Zoom, Skype, GoToMeeting, Facetime, phone, or whatever application is best for our clients. All attorneys will have complete electronic access to your files and your telephone calls will be rerouted to the appropriate attorney and/or staff member’s mobile phone.