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Russian Authorities Ban Divorce Filings Until After June 1

Heather White

While the coronavirus infects humans around the world indiscriminately, governmental responses have varied wildly. A new Russian Initiative to halt divorces and weddings in the wake of the coronavirus provides insight into the extent of governmental intervention that Russian officials deem appropriate during this unprecedented time.

Russian cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg have recently seen a sharp increase in coronavirus cases. In response, Russian officials have considered more extreme measures to curb the spread of the virus, like a countrywide lockdown.

Russian spouses may be experiencing negative psychological effects during this time of isolation, impacting their relationship. However, Russian couples considering divorce will need to wait until at least June 1, 2020 to file.

In America, courts across the country have implemented restrictions on various in-person proceedings, but you can still work with attorneys to prepare a divorce or attend to another family law matter. If you have a potential case you wish to discuss, or would like to know how COVID-19 may impact your legal needs, The Harris Law Firm is available to help. Contact us to speak with a lawyer.


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