As COVID-19 continues to persist, most all Minnesota Courts are holding almost their Court hearings over a virtual videoconferencing technology (usually ZOOM). The Courts are constantly transitioning and adjusting to COVID, with some Courts opening with restrictions and only on limited matters.
Many who are in the midst of a divorce, or other legal proceedings, never imagined that their marriage would end over a video call—sometimes lasting only mere minutes if it is a Default Hearing (when the divorce is amicable and uncontested and the parties sign a proposed Divorce Judgment and Decree).
Ending a marriage over a video call can be unsettling for some, despite understanding that the transition is for the public’s health and safety. A columnist for the Washington Post penned an article about her experience of ending her marriage over a 6-minute video conference:
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