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Divorces Spike During Quarantine

Divorces Spike During Quarantine

Couples have been spending more time together the past few months as they are forced to shelter in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While this has been good for some couples, many couples can’t take it any longer. They’ve had enough, and now that the states are starting to open up, people are rushing to lawyers to file for divorce.

Spending 24/7 with each other in a confined space has really taken a toll on many marriages. Even celebrities such as former “Full House” star Mary-Kate Olsen and “American Idol” winner and singer Kelly Clarkson have decided to call it quits.

People are divorcing for many reasons. They are stressed out about getting sick. Many have lost their jobs. They’re having financial issues. Children and spouses are home all day, and people just want a break from it all.

At first, lawyers got calls from people inquiring about the divorce process and getting advice. Now, after more than two months of going insane with their spouse constantly around, many people are ready to move forward and actually start the process. There has already been a huge increase in virtual filings, and now lawyers are preparing to see a spike in divorce filings in the coming months.

Interestingly, couples who have been amicable are still trying to resolve things amicably, while those who have been angry with each other are acting more hostile toward each other. While couples may have concerns about the process and what to expect, every case is different. No two divorces will be the same because there are different assets and elements involved. Some couples are younger, while many are older. There may or may not be children involved.

A divorce is an expensive process and one that cannot be reversed, so you want to make sure you really want to end your marriage. If you are feeling unhappy and unsatisfied with your marriage, communication may help. Talk to your partner about your feelings. Perhaps changes can be made so you both are happier. In some cases, therapy may be helpful.

In any case, if you truly want to divorce, expect delays with many courts still closed. But you don’t have to wait to file for divorce. Talk to a lawyer now and discuss your situation. There are options, and if there is an emergency situation (such as domestic violence), you’ll want to act sooner rather than later.

Get Legal Help for Your Florida Divorce

We all need personal space and when your spouse has been invading your personal space for an extended period of time, it can cause conflict. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and when you aren’t given the opportunity to miss your spouse, it’s easy to get fed up with them and even want to divorce them.

The Tampa divorce attorneys at Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group can help you with your divorce case. The process is complicated, but we will guide you through it. We will ensure you are treated with compassion and fairness during this difficult time. Schedule a free consultation by filling out the online form or calling 813-242-4404.


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