I Lost my Job due to the Covid-19 Epidemic
If you had a divorce, there is a Court order with regards to what you should be your obligations after the divorce. In some divorces, there are parties who are obligated to alimony to their ex-spouses in accordance to their financial situation. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the court order continues until it is terminated or modified by one the of the parties. It means you are still responsible to pay your ex-spouse. On the other hand, you can take steps to protect yourself if you do have the ability to pay.
Are you forced out of your job due to the Covid-19 crisis? Do you own a small business which is forced to closed due to the Governor’s order? Does your business limit the number of people in your business according to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and there is a reduction of business because of it? Do you have to quarantine yourself because you are exposed to someone who has Covid-19 or you care for patients who is infected with the Covid-19 illness?
It depends on your financial circumstances and/or your change in wages or reduction of hours or business that you can be eligible for a modification of alimony. Contact the Soubra Law Firm at 301-219-5038 to talk about your situation.