Coronavirus: Law firm sees 40% rise in divorce inquiries during UK lockdown Couples have been spending an increased amount of time together and arguing over financial worries, according to one law firm.

Couples have been spending an increased amount of time together and arguing over financial worries, according to one law firm.

Divorce inquiries have increased by more than 40% during the coronavirus lockdown, lawyers have claimed.

Law firms typically see a surge in divorce inquiries in January following rows over Christmas.

But since the nationwide lockdown was enforced to curb the spread of COVID-19, couples have been spending an increased amount of time together and arguing over money worries, according to one law firm.

Co-op Legal Services said it had seen a 42% increase in divorce inquiries...
source: The Sky News

2020-06-02 19:15
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