COVID Divorce

Most of us are accustomed to public contact with friends and family, however, we are currently confined with severe limitations due to a global pandemic threatening our health and livelihood. 

Emotional and financial pressures are at an all time high, and we are about to see a surge in another aspect of life. Many lovers had never imagined a scenario in which they’d be quarantined together indefinitely, so it’s not a big surprise that relationships will collapse under the strain. 

Studies from China have shown that areas where life had slowly resumed to normal experience an overflow of divorce filings, and there’s a possible chance that the same thing will happen here. An article states that one Shanghai divorce lawyer had his caseload increased by 25% since the city’s lock-down eased in mid-March.

Here are a few reasons why:

    • Infidelity—people who were carrying on affair prior to COVID-19 are unhappy because they can’t see their paramour
    • Resentment—spouses are frustrated balancing their work and home activity, and feel as if they are the only one doing everything.
    • Abuse—More serious problems have also been worsened by quarantine. Verbal, emotional, and physical abuse have magnified since most toxic couples are stuck together in one place. Sadly, courts are deferring most cases, and making exceptions for most extreme situations.

Although these are assumptions, it is evident that all of the jurisdictions that have shut down their filing systems will experience a rush to the courthouse when operations resume.

Divorce is not to be entered into lightly. The decision to pursue a divorce is a personal decision worthy of thoughtful contemplation. If you have made the choice to seek a divorce, click and download these attorney certified documents so you can be prepared!

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If you, or anyone you know are experiencing any form of domestic abuse, please get help and contact the National Domestic Hotline