The pandemic has put a strain on everyone this year, and for some staying home, financial trouble or losing work has put a strain on relationships.
Some lawyers say they’re seeing more divorce filing this year because of it.
“I have been doing family law for about 25 years,” said Debbie Self, a partner at Self Morey & Associates. “I would tell you that we have had an unusual surge in divorces both last year in the late fall and again this year in the late fall.”
Family attorney Debbie Self says there’s usually a lull in filings around the holidays.
She says some people wait until they’re over, and others might wait to get their tax returns in the spring to file for divorce.
“The one thing that I’ve heard probably more consistently than anything is that a person might have been in a marriage that they were willing