Unfortunately, one of the many negative impacts of COVID-19 has been that divorce rates have increased drastically, with law firms seeing a 122% increase in divorce enquiries compared to last year.
Why are more people getting divorced during lockdown?
During lockdown, relationship issues that may have been avoided due to a busy lifestyle have come to the surface. The reasons people have been inquiring about divorce have not changed, just the compacted environment and the domestic arrangements that bring them to light. Many people have unfortunately lost jobs or are working from home, all while having to manage a family and home, as well as home-schooling, so it is understandable stress at home is high.
The cause can often be that couples may not realise they have contradicting values and priorities and that they are not as compatible as they initially thought early in the relationship. In the worst cases, it can be that infidelity has come into play and trust has been broken. All reasons for divorce are valid and it is important to get the right support during this difficult time in many people’s lives.
What do Family Law Solicitors do?
- Separation agreements, including unmarried and cohabiting partners.
- Divorce, both defended and undefended
- Child arrangements
Where can I get divorce support and advice?
Using a family solicitor is the best way to get support for family issues and potential divorce. Family solicitors understand that it can be an incredibly stressful and upsetting time for couples and families and do their best to alleviate some of that stress.
We welcome clients regardless of their circumstances, with the assurance of the same levels of expert care, service, and value for money. Our non-confrontational and pragmatic approach to relationship breakdown sets us apart from many family solicitors.
No case is too big or small and we deal with the full range of private family matters including divorce and separation, property and financial matters, children matters relating to residence and contact, pre and post-nuptial agreements, separation agreements and cohabitation disputes on behalf of unmarried couples.
Family Solicitors Sutton Coldfield
Eddowes, Perry & Osbourne Solicitors specialise in Family Law and are here to help you with your divorce or family issues. We understand that during the COVID-19 pandemic emotions are running high and life has become more challenging, we are here for you. Get in touch today for professional and compassionate support.