Cordell & Cordell Hosting Virtual COVID-19 and Divorce Town Hall

Cordell & Cordell Hosting Virtual COVID-19 and Divorce Town Hall

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Transitioning through the divorce process while simultaneously navigating all the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic is placing mounting pressure on men and fathers across the Unites States. Guys are facing unique dilemmas regarding family law issues such as child custody, child support, alimony, and more.

To help educate and guide these individuals during this
trying time, DadsDivorce sponsor Cordell & Cordell is expanding its
Coronavirus digital outreach efforts to men by introducing free weekly “town
hall” meetings at 1 p.m. CT on Thursdays. Due to the live nature of the event,
the exact time may change. Registrants will be alerted to any time changes.

The virtual town hall meetings will utilize online video and chat technology, allowing participants to participate in an interactive Q&A format on the Coronavirus and its effect on family law. Complete the registration form below to register for the town hall.

Cordell & Cordell’s Executive/Managing Partner and CEO,
Scott Trout, will host the virtual townhall and give insight into the major
issues facing families with a panel of Cordell & Cordell divorce lawyers
from across the U.S.

The participants in the virtual town hall can submit
20-second-or-less in duration pre-recorded video questions for the panelists to
answer during the meeting. Pre-recorded video questions can be submitted via
email at

Since March, Cordell & Cordell began their COVID-19 digital outreach by
producing a series of free webinars and daily podcasts, all of which can be
viewed and listened to on the Cordell
& Cordell Divorce and COVID-19 Information Hub

The webinars have been hosted by Cordell & Cordell divorce attorneys from
around the United States answering questions about how COVID-19 is impacting
divorce and child custody issues. The range of topics covered relevant to
divorced fathers have included:

  • Practical tips to ensure the safety and well-being of your children.
  • Child custody issues such as how to arrange custody exchanges while quarantined.
  • The financial fallout of COVID-19 such as what to do if you can no longer afford alimony or child support.
  • How to deal with parental alienation issues when quarantine and shelter-in-place rules are used to keep children away from the other parent purposefully.
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Securing Justice for Clients in the Virtual World

Securing Justice for Clients in the Virtual World

Originally published by Robert Epstein.


Even when society seems like it has come to a halt, life does not and neither does the legal system. In this age of social distancing, self-quarantining, and virtual hangouts, Texas courts have been on the forefront of keeping the legal system accessible to everyone. This is especially true in the realm of family law where courts have employed virtual hearings and trials to keep matters moving on their dockets.

Along with the courts, McClure Law Group is prepared for all virtual hearings. Our family law attorneys are still actively working for justice through participating in Zoom hearings, trials, and mediations. Our attorneys have participated in multiple virtual hearings while the shelter-in-place orders have been in effect. The professionals at McClure law Group have also used Zoom while meeting with clients to help respect everyone’s health and safety during the pandemic. The law firm aims to be as accessible as possible and continues to zealously advocate for all of its clients.

Brief Overview of Hearing Procedure

All parties involved are sent a link to join a secure Zoom conference which is where the hearing will take place. Each party has an opportunity to speak and it operates similar to an ordinary in-person hearing. Witnesses are placed into a virtual holding room where they will be conferenced in when it is time for their testimony. Different counties have slightly different operating guidelines, but the McClure Law Group attorneys are able to navigate the ins and outs of each county and will be right there with you to help you along the way.

Exhibits can be offered into evidence through the Share Screen feature.  The Share Screen feature enables all hearing participants to see the screen of the attorney offering the exhibit.  Even if it is an audio or video recording, the attorney who is sharing his or her screen can play the recording for all participants.  So that the court reporter may have the exhibits as part of the record, the courts have required that any exhibits to be used at an upcoming hearing be provided to the Court and opposing counsel by e-mail the day before the hearing.  Having copies of the exhibits in advance also helps in case there are any technical difficulties with using the Share Screen feature to offer an exhibit into evidence.

Zoom has proven to be an incredibly valuable tool during this time and will undoubtedly continue to play a significant role in the trials of many attorneys and judges.  The platform is also being used for depositions during this time and will likely continue to be used for some depositions in the future after the pandemic subsides.

The attorneys at McClure Law Group are proficient in this valuable technological resource which is helping to secure access to justice for their clients.  If you have have a Zoom setting coming up in a family law matter and need some advice, please call 214-692-8200 for further guidance today!

Curated by Texas Bar Today. Follow us on Twitter @texasbartoday.