For the last two weeks, I made several stops into Court on 60 Centre Street to get a divorce judgment signed — normally that would be unremarkable, but the Coronavirus pandemic closures turned the routine into a complicated situation. The story was picked up by the New York Daily News and the Daily Mail.
Because of privacy issues, I can’t get into the details of my client’s case, only to say that her situation went from urgent to emergency during the last month. Fortunately, even when times are tough, there are good people willing to help — especially in New York City. Judges have been pushed to working from home, but they are still compassionate. The Clerk’s Office has been down to a minimal crew, but they are still going the extra mile. I am grateful to work among such amazing individuals, willing to give their best to help in a crisis.
Read more about my adventure achieving this divorce in the Daily Mail:
New York couple are granted the ONLY divorce in Manhattan during coronavirus lockdown after judge determines it was an ’emergency situation’
- Divorce attorney Morghan Richardson asked the judge to declare the divorce an emergency since it was tied to an immigration issue
- Judge Michael Katz agreed and declared the case an essential matter
- Katz was working from home, so she had to pick up the papers from his doorman
- The couple then became the only couple in Manhattan to be granted a divorce while the city is in lockdown
Sending my best,
— The Divorce Artist