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Rise in Divorce Rates Caused by Pandemic

Rise in Divorce Rates Caused by Pandemic

Family Law
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As the COVID-19 lockdown ended in Texas, many were quick to file divorce according to the Texas Family Law Bar. At the beginning of the pandemic in April, the Family Law Bar saw a drop in the number of divorce filings. As the pandemic continued on through 2020, the numbers rose. With the courts now readily available and the lockdown lifted, Texans are filing in huge numbers. For other states still in lockdown, this could also be the near future. The income pressures in a bruised economy, the mental health effect of staying home for months and other frustrations caused by the pandemic are amplifying existing issues within relationships. Although there is timeframe determined for California’s lockdown to be lifted, many assume divorce filings will be submitted at a rapid rate.

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