The Dow has dropped, but divorce rates may spike as the coronavirus leads more couples into work-from-home solutions in close quarters that can lead to increased marital disputes.
With the news of companies moving to keep workers on voluntary quarantine — working from home where possible — and various state responses to the pandemic, couples already in a fractious relationship may now find themselves stuck at home together. Being stuck in close quarters is generally positive for most couples, but those who are already having relationship problems may find themselves pushed over the edge.
Have you ever suspected your partner of financial two-timing?
According to CreditCards.com’s latest financial infidelity poll, 44% of those surveyed are hiding a checking, savings or credit card account from their partner, have secret debt or are spending more than their partner would think was OK.
Having survived yet another holiday season “holding it together for the kids,” many couples reach their breaking point. The statistics overwhelmingly show that January 1 is met with a spike in divorce filings. After the tree lights come down, my phone lights up. While the holidays have a special magic that no one wants to disturb, know that those of you contemplating divorce right now are not alone. And you can make it! Continue reading “Waiting Until After The Holidays To Divorce? You Aren’t Alone.”→
Nothing runs up your legal fees in divorce faster than urgent phone calls and late night emails to your lawyer. Dialing your lawyer about custody or possible arrest is reasonable. But some things are not urgent: your blender is not an important part of your divorce (even if it is a “Vitamix”).
But your world is turned upside down right now! That’s why you hired a lawyer – to guide you with pragmatic and unemotional response to your life drama. Here are my top 4 tips that will keep your legal fees in check: