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FTLF is conducting business as usual in this new environment, including virtual initial consultations, negotiations, mediations, Collaborative Law meetings, and uncontested divorce hearings. If you’re here visiting FTLF’s page, you are likely experiencing some of the most challenging times of your life, and the pandemic is underscoring and possibly exacerbating the issues you are grappling with.

FTLF’s Family Law Team is here to help you during quarantine and after COVID-19 stay-at-home orders for Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area are lifted. Through secure and confidential videoconferencing technology, we can provide the full range of family law and divorce services without the need for in-person meetings.

FTLF Family Law and Divorce remote services:

Our main phone lines remain open during regular business hours (9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). If we can assist you in any way during this time, please contact us by calling 202-466-8960, emailing any of our attorneys, or visiting our contact page.

Keeping you informed with current information

We remain deeply committed to supporting you— whether you are continuing or beginning a family law matter—as we all navigate these difficult and unprecedented circumstances. See below for important information and tips to address family law issues during these unusual times, and please check back to this FTLF COVID-19 Resource page frequently, as we will be regularly updating information related to divorce, child custody, and family law issues in DC, Virginia, and Maryland.

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This is a dynamic and changing situation, but we are following the situation closely.  We are monitoring developments in the courts, including closings, limited emergency operations, extension of deadlines, etc., and can advise you as to how closures will or may impact your matter.

  • If you have one, the terms of your custody order or agreement are still in full force and effect. However, you should also recognize that individual accommodations and deviations may be necessary to ensure everyone’s safety.  We can help you navigate appropriate adjustments depending on your specific custodial arrangement.If you do not have a custody order and/or a formal agreement, FTLF can help you negotiate and/or formalize a custodial arrangement to get you through the current crisis and long-term.

Yes, and you should speak to an attorney about whether and how the CARES Act may help you.  For example, some individuals may take tax-free distributions from their retirement accounts without penalties and with deferred tax payments, and/or borrow higher than usual sums against retirement accounts, with extended repayment periods.

CLIENT ALERT: The 2020 CARES Act Temporarily Increases Individuals’ Ability to Access Retirement Funds:

Stay informed with up-to-date information on family law and divorce during and after Covid-19 stay at home orders are lifted.

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