Will Divorce Rates Spike After Pandemic Ends?

Hands of husband and wife on table next to broken heart, wedding rings, and divorce decree paper.Quarantine and lockdowns from the COVID-19 pandemic were and are still hard on all of us!

But when you are in a pandemic with someone who you can no longer live with it can be crippling. And as the pandemic continues, you know that a divorce is inevitable.

But to say the coronavirus is 100% responsible for the spike would be unfair because we know the spikes prior to COVID-19 occurred due to marital conflict, incompatibleness, and infidelity to name a few.

Currently, court litigated divorces are in a holding pattern due to courts being closed or only taking emergency cases during the pandemic. You can file for a divorce but getting a court date is still very much of a wild card, and could continue to be an issue for a long time to come due to backlogged cases.

But there is another way that is faster and both emotionally and cost-effective – a collaborative divorce.

With a collaborative divorce, each spouse vows to stay out of court and work together to find an amicable divorce agreement that addresses your concerns regarding financial concerns and time arrangements with your children.

A collaborative divorce pulls together a team of experts for both spouses that works for both of you. This team consist of lawyers, financial neutrals, and mental health providers that can work not only with you but also with your children.  All for less money, less stress and generally faster than a litigated divorce!

When you utilize the experts in the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association, you can reduce your anxiety and stress because you will know that when your divorce is finalized, each spouse involved, including your children, will be ready to face the future with confidence.

Call us today to learn more about how our LACFLA members can help you and your spouse start the divorce process during COVID-19.

Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or medical advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, medical or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.

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