How Is the Coronavirus Affecting Divorce Rates?

As couples begin to honor Colorado's 'stay at home' order, the strength of their relationship is being put to the test. For some, the extended time together will increase their love and respect. For others, however, the time may increase marital tension and cause arguments. Incase of a flood of new divorces, contact us today to be ready to file when ready.

Many lawyers expect a rise in divorce rates once self-isolation comes to an end. This is because there is often a peak in divorce rates when people are spending more time with their families during the holiday season and summer months. This pandemic is forcing families to stay confined in their homes indefinitely, which means the chance of disagreements and overall marital strife may dramatically increase.

Financial Strain

A common source of contention in marriages is income. With many people either out of work or working from home, arguments over finances will likely increase. If the main source of family income is no longer there, couples may argue over how they are going to pay their mortgage, bills, and other important household assets.

Decrease in Distractions

Couples with existing marital issues may find it difficult to distance themselves from each other or do activities to take their minds off disagreements. Tensions between partners in situations like this will likely increase as they are forced to interact with each other more often than they are accustomed to.

Increase in Stress

Many of us are worried about not only our own health and safety but that of our friends and family as well. With no way to physically check on those close to them, stress will likely increase. This increase in stress could result in frustration and lashing out at spouses. If this happens enough times, some couples may question if their relationship is fit to last the rest of their lives.

Reliable Legal Representation

Kaplan Law L.L.C. offers our clients award-winning representation throughout their case. We can help you solve a number of divorce-related issues and will passionately advocate for your rights in and out of the courtroom. If you need help before the stay-at-home order lifts, we would be happy to conduct a virtual meeting via telephone or video.

For your case evaluation, call our firm at (303) 747-4748 or contact us online today.