Law firms are bracing themselves for a surge in divorce filings as couples begin to emerge from self-isolation.
What people may not know is that law firms have still running as before, but people have been following governments advice to stay home.
It has been predicted that once those rules are relaxed, that law firms will start seeing people coming out of the woodwork and inquiring about divorces.
There are many reasons why people might be seeking a divorce right now, as often problems in a marriage or relationship are magnified during a crisis.
China was the first country to enter into a lockdown due to COVID-19, and it has already seen a spike in divorce filings following the end of quarantine. However, a new law was passed to enforce a 30-day ‘cooling-off’ period.
The pandemic is like the straw that broke the camel’s back; in that all it has done is exposed cracks that already existed in a marriage.
Tensions over finances and too much time together have been cited as a main driver for the spike in divorces inquiries.