The New York Times reported that divorce filings are rising as the courts reopen, citing the Superior Court of California, where filings have grown substantially in L.A. county during the previous five months compared to 2020. Lawyers confirm similar trends in New York, Florida, and other states.
Some lawyers have reported an increase of more than 20 percent over the summer months. According to the New York Times article, attorneys say their phones are ringing off the hook nonstop to initiate divorce proceedings.
The rise in divorce filings may be related to a backlog created by the pandemic. We previously commented on an upward trend in divorce filings in China and other places following lock-downs. And, it is certainly possible that the Delta variant will cause this trend will continue. We should anticipate continued social disruptions as this pandemic persists.
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