After Pandemic, A Predicted Spike In Divorce Rates

In the minds and hearts of most Americans, 2020 will go down as one of the worst years on record. There are a number of reasons for this, including political divisiveness, racial tension and social unrest. The most life-disrupting issue for many of us, however, is the Covid-19 pandemic and everything that comes with it (such as a tanking economy and rising unemployment).

Earlier this year, many were forced into quarantine through stay-at-home orders issued in nearly every state. That meant couples and families were suddenly spending a lot more time together with few opportunities for outside socializing or quality alone time.

This was difficult even for families who traditionally got along well. It was a nightmare for couples who were already experiencing marital problems (or who discovered them during the pandemic). In light of this, it should come as no surprise that many family law attorneys are starting to see a spike in the number of prospective clients seeking divorce.

The post-quarantine divorce spike isn’t just limited to the United States. It is being observed around the world, including in China, where the outbreak is thought to have originated. With no vaccine yet available and the possibility of future quarantines here in the United States, the problem may get worse before it gets better.

If you are on the verge of divorce after going through a rough quarantine (or for any other reason), it is important to find an experienced family law attorney who you feel comfortable working with. Hiring the right lawyer can make a major difference in both your divorce experience and the outcome of your case.

To learn more about how our firm can help you during this difficult time, give our office a call to arrange an initial consultation with one or our skilled and compassionate attorneys.