The Correlation between COVID-19 and Divorce Cases

According to Johns Hopkins University, over 12 million people have been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2, commonly known as the coronavirus. The United States has seen the largest jump in cases, currently reporting over 3 million positive tests. The pandemic is impacting every area of life, from the economy to how to reopen schools in the fall. With all the uncertainty, it probably comes as no surprise that many marriages are falling victim to the pandemic.

Financial Considerations

The US unemployment rate has soared during the pandemic, leading to issues with unemployment benefits across the country, the stress of not being able to pay rent or other bills, and fear of not being able to put food on the table. For many married couples, financial stress may make the relationship too difficult to navigate.


COVID quarantines have forced us all into our homes, and the pressures are being felt everywhere. As the pandemic marches on, people are feeling the strain of trying to maintain independence while in the same house with their spouses for hours on end. Even the most loving of couples struggle with this much time together, and the pressure is much greater if the relationship was strained before the quarantine. The pressure grows with couples as they try to transition to work from home scenarios, each needing adequate space and a quiet area to work. This can be difficult if there is no room to have separate office space.

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At Lake Harriet Law Office, we provide strong legal representation for our clients who are going through divorce and family law matters, and we use a data-focused financial approach to address the division of assets and debts.

Managing Attorney – Randall A. Smith

Student Attorney – McKenzie Harter

Student Attorney – Taylor Blatchford

Student Attorney – Katie Arndt

Divorce is never an easy decision to make, but the pandemic has created an even more stressful time for struggling couples. If you need representation for a divorce, contact Lake Harriet Law today. We are here to help you through this difficult time in your life.

Published On: May 30, 2020Categories: Family Law Updates

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