Many New Yorkers will find themselves working from home and social distancing. COVID-19 has changed the way we operate in our everyday lives. If you are in need of a divorce attorney in Nassau County, Simonetti & Associates are working hard through these stressful times to provide you with the services you need, while keeping public health in mind.
Modifying Divorce Support
In New York State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order “New York on Pause” came into effect as of March 22, 2020. All non-essential businesses have been ordered to work from home. This also means that all non-essential gatherings have been banned. Essential businesses include:
- Hospitals and Doctors offices.
- Grocery Stores, Liquor Stores, Takeout Food
- Postal Services
- Sanitation Services
- Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematoriums
- Child Care Services
- Financial Institutions
With the enactment of this executive order, many New Yorkers will find themselves working from home. Unfortunately, those who are unable to work from home may find themselves without pay, or a reduced income. While some individuals may be able to file for unemployment, it may not be comparable to their usual income. If you are experiencing unforeseen financial challenges due to Coronavirus, you may be wondering how this will affect child support payments and child custody orders. “New York On Pause” does not halt any child support obligation or custody order. Any existing order will remain in effect. New York State Family Courts are open for emergency court hearings only. These include restraining orders, Divorce filings, Child Welfare, Domestic Violence, and Emergency Custody and Visitation. If you would like to speak with a Divorce Attorney in Nassau County, our team is available to work remotely to help your case.
We at Simonetti & Associates understand that your legal issues still need to be managed. The effects of the Coronavirus are stressful, so let us help ease your mind. We are available for free legal consultations over the phone or Skype, and we are still working on new and existing cases. If you are in need of legal support on Family Law, Child Support, Custody, etc., do not hesitate! Contact us today!