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Will current events lead to more divorce filings later?

On Behalf of | Aug 17, 2020 | Family Law

Even ordinarily loving and close families may experience tension due to the current global situation. Some couples here in New Hampshire and elsewhere have discovered in recent months that they are not as compatible as they once thought. Still others already had issues before that have amplified. In any case, divorce may be on the horizon.

Those who work in the family law arena believe that these circumstances will result in a surge of divorce filings when things return to some semblance of normal. One of the common reasons they think this is due to the fact that while spending concentrated time with each other, people begin to get on each other’s nerves and conflicts increase. Depending on the couple, the relationship deteriorates to the point where divorce becomes a topic of discussion.

Proper to current events, many of these couples may have been happy. They went about their daily lives by going to work, socializing with friends and family, and otherwise do not spend any concentrated amount of time together. All that changed earlier this year. Moreover, the current situation has caused a great deal of financial stress on many families, and as research continues to show, money is a commonly-cited factor in divorce.

Of course, the current situation is not the only reason that couples would consider divorce. However, it could account for a rise in filings since couples who were on the fence about splitting up may be ready to take the plunge and file for divorce. In any case, divorce is never easy, and it would be a good for New Hampshire residents looking begin the process to take steps to protect their rights and interests.

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