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The Impact of the Holidays and COVID-19 on Divorce in San Diego

On Behalf of | Dec 24, 2020 | Divorce

What is the impact of the holidays and COVID-19 on divorce in San Diego?  2020 has been one of the most challenging years any of us have faced.  We have had our social bonds seriously tested in these days of quarantine, social distancing and creating a safe “bubble” to protect our families.

However, the end of any year is a natural time to look back and reflect upon all that has happened.  We think about the relationships we share, good and poor.

The stress of the holidays is the source of many TV and movie plots.  While it may appear to be funny in some ways on screen it never seems to be so in our own lives.  The holidays have a tendency to magnify problems which exist between spouses.  When you layer in a pandemic with all the trimmings it can be recipe for the end of a relationship.

Traditionally, most states see a record number of divorce filings in the month of January.  The holidays have always helped to clarify the strengths and weaknesses of any relationship.  However, the impact of the holidays and COVID-19 on divorce in San Diego may surpass all records.

We have already witnessed a substantial increase in divorce during the pandemic.  This has been documented here in California, across the US and around the world.

In some relationships, the solitude of quarantine and challenges associated with the pandemic have only served to magnify existing cracks and issues in the relationship.  Quarantine and social distancing provided time and space to think through the situation and realize it was time for a change.

The same is true regarding the impact of the holidays and COVID-19 on divorce in San Diego.  The holidays may reveal additional evidence of marital challenges.  It often takes some time to genuinely reflect upon your situation and reach the decision to end your marriage.  You may be concerned about child custody and parenting time and how you will co-parent after a divorce. Will you need child support or spousal support?  How is this all going to work?

If you have begun your research and are considering a divorce in San Diego it is important to pre-plan and to develop a strategy to protect what is most important to you.  The Certified Family Specialists at Burke & Domercq have represented and protected our clients for decades.  We can help you to prepare.  We can answer your questions and clarify the important things upon which to focus.

No one should be surprised by the impact of the holidays and COVID-19 on divorce in San Diego.  And those who are considering a divorce should not be surprised by unexpected developments or the behavior and actions of a soon-to-be former spouse.

We will help you to plan.  We will work with you to develop a strategy to protect the things which are most important to you.

Protect your own interests and contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule an appointment for a remote or socially distanced consultation with one of our experienced Certified Family Law Specialists.