The Dow has dropped, but divorce rates may spike as the coronavirus leads more couples into work-from-home solutions in close quarters that can lead to increased marital disputes.
With the news of companies moving to keep workers on voluntary quarantine — working from home where possible — and various state responses to the pandemic, couples already in a fractious relationship may now find themselves stuck at home together. Being stuck in close quarters is generally positive for most couples, but those who are already having relationship problems may find themselves pushed over the edge.
In an amazing move to support victims of “Revenge Porn” — the sharing or posting of naked or sexually suggestive photos or videos — the State legislature approved a bill outlawing the same.
“As a divorce and family law attorney, I know first hand how difficult these situations can be, and having this additional tool will be tremendous for my clients,” said Morghan Richardson, a partner at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP in Manhattan.
“This bill is a triumph for victims who have been unable to get law-enforcement or the courts to act to provide protection and recourse to have the revenge-porn removed from websites.”
There are a lot of things they teach you in law school. They teach you to be an advocate but not to take on your clients’ issues as your own. They teach you to be selective and not retain every client who walks through your door. They teach you to take cases you can handle and those you can “sort of” handle so that you can learn from them. But even with all of these “lessons,” nothing really prepares you for that first client who gets to you.