Meeting Your Divorce Attorney Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic


The selection of a lawyer to represent you in your divorce case is an important part of the process. This is because the performance of your attorney in representing you is critical in the outcome of your case. Even if you have substantial knowledge in the area of law concerning divorce, a lawyer will still prove advantageous.

Building a good relationship builds client-lawyer trust. This would require client-attorney meetings to be able to let the lawyer understand the case better.

How COVID-19 Affected In Our Regular Activities

There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected a lot of your regular meetings with your divorce attorney. Texas guideline includes, among others, observing social distancing in public spaces, washing of hands, and wearing masks.

Out of the abundance of caution, local governments issued stay at home orders that had varying impacts on our community. Local governments have lost the ability to issue state home orders like these. The fact is that many people are not comfortable coming out into public quite yet. If you still want to proceed with the divorce, then you may believe that you are caught in tricky circumstances.

Using Technology In Finding The Perfect Family Law Attorney

The current situation we are in has forced everyone to adapt to a new normal. Thankfully, technology has been greatly helpful during these trying times. It still connects us to the outside world somehow. It allows us to communicate with one another at the comfort and safety of our homes. With that being said, technology can solve the problem of not being able to meet with your family law attorney to discuss your case or get legal advice from them regarding divorce. You can take advantage of setting an online meeting via different platforms.

However, if you are the type of person who is not good when it comes to tech stuff, you can still opt for an in-person meeting with a divorce lawyer. Most of the family law firms in Texas are still open and are willing to receive clients, provided that the Family Law Office will strictly adhere to the general guidelines implemented by the state with regard to COVID-19.

In conclusion, discussing your case with your divorce lawyer, whether virtually or in-person, is important and will determine how often you need to meet with your divorce lawyer. Communication is key to every relationship, especially in a client-attorney relationship, because it would not serve the client well if the lawyer will just make assumptions regarding the client’s case as a result of a lack of proper communication between them.

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Mr. Hutton is a Divorce and Custody Lawyer based out of Round Rock, TX. His background is with child psychology at Arizona State University where he received a B.S. in 2006, and he continued this by working with the Children’s Right’s Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law where he received his J.D. in 2009. Throughout his practice, he has been a strong proponent of utilizing modern technology to improve his practice and the representation of his clients. He currently is the technology chair of CAFA of Travis County and is committed to improving and modernizing the practice of law in Texas.

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