Divorce cases skyrocket due to coronavirus.

On behalf of The Law Office of Wickersham and Bowers posted in Family Law on Thursday, April 30th, 2020.

People all throughout the world are living through truly unprecedented times today. A global health crisis coupled with various stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders and the resulting severe economic and personal financial downturns are wreaking havoc on professional and personal lives. 

While it is easy to see the obvious casualties of this pandemic in the forms of jobs and investment portfolios, there will be many more negative repercussions of the coronavirus both now and in the future. For the purposes of today’s post, we will be focusing in on one in particular; divorce

And for those readers who may already be facing this life-changing event, the family law experts at Wickersham and Bowers are highly experienced in these matters and are having to take on record numbers of these clients as a by-product of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Unforeseen Effects of a Pandemic

This virus and the wave of destruction it has left in its path is the perfect example of how one, seemingly unrelated event, can have a profound impact on other areas of society or personal life. Divorce filings are skyrocketing as couples are forced to spend extended time together without the opportunity to take a break and spend a little alone time or socialize with friends.

Close Quarters and Cabin Fever

There have been plenty of clinical studies done on the effects of spending long periods of time cooped up in one place. The layman term for it is cabin fever or going “stir crazy”. When two people are constantly right on top of each other for days on end it does not matter how much they love each other; eventually they will grow tired of the other’s company.

Additional Anxiety to Existing Stress

And when you consider that many of these marriages may have already been on shaky ground due to financial troubles (which have only been amplified by the coronavirus) or any other reason, they simply cannot take the added turmoil and stress. If you find yourself in this situation, there is no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed. 

Unfortunately, it looks as though separation and divorce are going to be one of the lasting effects of Covid-19. But you don’t have to handle this alone, either. Simply get in touch with the experienced legal professionals at Wickersham and Bowers, they know how to help.

Contact us today for a consultation.

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