Attorneys Expect to See Surge in Divorces After COVID-19 Pandemic Subsides
The COVID-19 pandemic has many people spending much more time at home than usual, away from friends and extended family members and in confined spaces with spouses and children. For those who had already been experiencing some marital problems, this could result in a powder keg-like situation.
Researchers believe the pandemic will cause a surge in divorces in the United States, as unhappy couples are locked in confined spaces with each other and forced to confront some of the harsh realities about their relationship. For most of the couples who will divorce during or immediately after the pandemic, it is likely they have had relationship problems that have been building for some time, but that they have been able to avoid the problems coming to a head simply due being swept up in their everyday routines.
We already saw divorce rates spike in China during and after periods of lockdown, and it is expected that the trends in the United States will be similar.
Take care of yourself
If you feel your marriage is ending, there are ways you can take care of yourself and be proactive about your divorce, even during pandemic restrictions and social distancing. Document all arguments and issues you have, as this will make you better prepared to begin your divorce case and help you get better results.
If you have been a victim of physical or emotional abuse, it is important you take quick action to protect yourself. Contact law enforcement and get a temporary protective order while your divorce is pending.
For more information about how you can begin a divorce case while social distancing, contact an experienced Long Island divorce lawyer at Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.