On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in High Asset Divorce on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

Missouri couples have faced unprecedented stress over the past several weeks. Schools, businesses, and even courts have been closed due to the state’s response to a global health crisis. For couples that were considering ending a marriage, unexpected circumstances like unemployment or other financial matters may have put divorce plans on the back burner as households entered survival mode. Experts predict a surge in divorces in the coming months, and for people going through a high asset divorce, it may make good sense to act sooner rather than later. 

High asset divorces often entail weeks, months or sometimes even years of legal process. Many people facing similar circumstances may feel stuck in their current marriage because most courts are only hearing emergency cases and remain closed to the public. Many people are also stuck in the house with the spouse they plan to divorce, so talking about an upcoming split may cause even more stress. 

Experts nationwide cite these and other reasons to expect a surge in divorce cases when things begin to reopen. People facing divorce should be made aware that there is no need to wait and risk the divorce getting held up during the influx of court cases that experts predict. Help is available to get the ball rolling now.

Many Missouri attorneys are able to meet with clients remotely and can help get important paperwork started. In cases of high asset divorce, mediation between the parties can also help speed up the process, and it is also possible to accomplish this via video chat or conference call. Those who have been waiting for the courts to reopen might feel better if they are able to begin the divorce process, and start looking forward to a new beginning.