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Control is often an issue in breakups, and COVID-19 made it worse, say 2 family law attorneys

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Business hasn’t slowed down during the COVID-19 pandemic, which tore many couples apart, according to family law attorneys Stacy D. Phillips, who practices in Los Angeles, and Bonnie E. Rabin, who practices in New York. However, the COVID-19 crisis has made it easier to work together.

The two lawyers, who have domestic and international clients, have jointly represented family law clients for some time. But they say it’s much simpler now, thanks to virtual depositions and court hearings.

Clients like it, too, according to Phillips and Rabin, who are featured in this month’s Asked and Answered podcast, which is looking at how the practice of law has changed over the years.

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In This Podcast:

<p>Bonnie E. Rabin</p>

Bonnie E. Rabin

Bonnie E. Rabin does trial and appellate work with Rabin Schumann and Partners in New York. She represents high-net-worth and celebrity clients in family law matters and has significant experience in custody cases involving nontraditional families.

<p>Stacy D. Phillips</p>

Stacy D. Phillips

Stacy D. Phillips, a partner with Blank Rome in its Los Angeles office, primarily represents high-net-worth clients in high-profile divorces. Her work includes high-conflict custody matters, and she is also a volunteer mediator for the Los Angeles County Superior Court in California.

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