On behalf of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.
As COVID-19 spreads across the United States and changes most people’s way of life, many people are finding that they have to spend much more time at home than usual. Florida has recently implemented stay at home orders, which can have many implications. If reports coming out of China or any indication, then we may see a rise in divorce rates in Florida due to coronavirus. At The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, Our Fort Lauderdale divorce attorneys want to discuss why this may be the case and how we can help you through this situation.
Why would COVID-19 raise the divorce rate?
Most of the country is currently focused on “flattening the curve” of COVID-19 infections and deaths. In order to accomplish this, most states across the US have issued some sort of stay at home order for residents. It took some time for Gov. Ron DeSantis to officially issue Florida’s stay at home order, but now that this order has arrived, we need to discuss the possibility that divorce rates will increase.
According to a Bloomberg Businessweek article, divorce rates across China have surged over the last few months since the country first began implementing quarantines and stay at home orders. China was the first country to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, so we can reasonably predict that what is happening there now may happen here as well.
It seems that stay at home orders may not be great for all couples. As many people say that spending more time with family has been a benefit of COVID-19 stay at home orders, some couples may discover that they are not as compatible as they thought.
Another issue to be concerned about is finances. Historically, one of the main reasons that a couple gets divorced is due to financial difficulties. The coronavirus pandemic has led to a historic number of people losing their jobs. For many couples, this may further compound any marital disagreements they may have.
At the Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, our qualified and experienced team is ready to help you get through any divorce issue. This includes:
- Property and asset distribution
- Alimony payments
- Child support payments
- Child custody orders
- Visitation arrangements
- Enforcement orders
Our team wants to help you get through this process. We will sit with you and determine the best path forward during this difficult time.
Let us get to work on your case
If you are considering getting a divorce from your spouse, please speak to a skilled attorney as soon as possible for guidance. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way of life for most people in this country, including the way couples interact with one another. At The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, we are here to help determine the best path forward for your case. Our Fort Lauderdale divorce attorneys are ready to handle all of your family law and separation needs. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 954-533-2756 for a free consultation.