London Times: Crisis Brings Out The Best In New York’s Lawyers

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When times are hard, the beautiful side of people tends to surface. I had the good fortune to speak with Amber Melville-Brown for her article in the London Times about the many ways New York’s lawyers are working to help people during this crisis.
My firm, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, jumped into action by creating a task force of attorneys and lobbyists to help our clients apply for various SBA stimulus packages. We worked long hours deciphering new law and researching the issues for the greater good.
Many other lawyers throughout the city have worked tirelessly for their clients during this time – and that includes the entire court system that has jumped to embrace a world of technology that we never thought possible.

Morghan Richardson, a partner at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, says that “up to now, there has been a divide between tech-savvy attorneys and those stuck on how they have always done it.

“But technology is now showing the valuable connections that we can bring to the table by evolving.”

Read more at the link (Crisis brings out the best in New York’s lawyers: From offering assistance to frontline health workers to supporting small businesses trying to get loans, attorneys are stepping up — despite the challenges).

Have a shout-out to a lawyer going above and beyond during this time? Post it in the comments and let’s share some positive vibes today. 

FAQ: How To Divorce When Spouse Is Gone

FAQ: What happens if you can’t locate your spouse but you want a divorce? Listen for my 1-minute answer. Got more questions? Message me.

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Coronavirus, Self-Quarantine and Divorce: Experts Share Survival Tips

Mediation and Divorce Blog did a round up of the best divorce advice during a pandemic. Here is the story:

Preparing to divorce and then COVID-19 crisis hit?

Here are some tips on how to deal with “forced togetherness” during the quarantine, so your divorce can be peaceful once it’s lifted.

Maybe you made the decision to end your marriage prior to the Coronavirus crisis, but had not yet told your spouse – you wanted to prepare for divorce first so you could take steps to keep things as peaceful as possible.

Or maybe you and your husband or wife agreed to divorce and took preliminary steps to interview attorneys or mediators, but before you went ahead and hired a professional and started the divorce process, self-quarantine and shelter-in-place directives were imposed.

Then, in an instant, your divorce plans came to a screeching halt.

If you are now quarantined together in the same household, you are likely feeling trapped, stressed and overwhelmed. And that anxiety is only compounded by kids home from school, working from home, job and financial uncertainty and concerns about your health and the well-being of your loved ones.

With no end to this in sight.

Here’s my contribution to the article:

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Financial Infidelity Poll: Financial Cheating On The Rise

Have you ever suspected your partner of financial two-timing?

Morghan Richardson Divorce Lawyer

According to CreditCards.com’s latest financial infidelity poll, 44% of those surveyed are hiding a checking, savings or credit card account from their partner, have secret debt or are spending more than their partner would think was OK.

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