Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus  and how it spreads.

The recommended social distancing means more people are staying in the house and many are not working. The financial and health pressures are a new experience for everyone and can strain relationships.

Due to these changing and challenging times and poor communication, many cooped-up couples are calling their divorce attorneys and  filing for divorce or dissolution of marriage as it is termed in Florida.

If you feel you are better off financially, mentally, or legally by filing for divorce, it is important to consider some important factors.

Florida law provides two grounds for a dissolution of marriage:

  • 1. The marriage is irretrievably broken.
  • 2. One of the spouses is mentally incapacitated for more than 3 years.


Alimony can be granted to either spouse based on their need for financial support and the paying spouse’s ability to pay as determined by the court.

Courts Consider Many Factors When Awarding Alimony:

  • Length of the marriage;
  • Award of equitable distribution;
  • Each spouse’s financial resources, both marital and nonmarital;
  • Standard of living established throughout the marriage;
  • The age of each spouse;
  • The medical conditions of each spouse;
  • Time necessary for a spouse to find employment.

Filing For Divorce During the COVID-19 Pandemic

An experienced divorce attorney will help you achieve the best outcome possible for your future during this pandemic.

Paul J. Burkhart

If you are considering filing for a divorce, please contact The Law Offices of Paul J. Burkhart, P.L. The Law offices of Paul J. Burkhart, P.L. have experienced attorneys who can help you navigate through the difficult process of dissolving a marriage.

Divorce Attorney Palm Beach Gardens

Our team assists both individuals and business clients with all their legal needs, including business and Corporate Transactions, Business/Commercial and Civil Litigation, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Family Law, Probate and Estate Planning matters. We are a full-service private law firm ready to assist you with any request, large or small. Call 561-880-0155 or visit our website.


Law Offices of Paul J Burkhart, PL
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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Phone: (561) 880-0155


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