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Divorce Cases Surge in 2020

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Divorce Cases Surge in 2020

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Being largely stuck at home with our spouses and children in 2020 has been a stressful time for many. Add in unemployment, working from home, virtual schooling, and other logistical and financial issues, and there is no surprise that many married couples are having trouble. Reports indicate that the divorce filing rate was 34 percent higher from March to June 2020 than it was in 2019.

If you are one of the married couples who is having a difficult time and considering divorce in 2020, there are steps you might want to take. First, remember that divorce is permanent and, absent rare circumstances, once your marriage is ended, you cannot reverse the decision without remarrying your former spouse. Acknowledge that this year has been stressful for most people, and consider whether you might change your mind about divorce once your circumstances change.

If you know that you want a divorce, you can help your situation by doing the following:

  • Gather important documents for you and your children
  • Make sure you have access to all important financial accounts, credit accounts, and more
  • Take inventory of your property, including each of your personal belongings in your home
  • Consider whether your household can afford two housing payments, which is important if you wish to get separated during the divorce process
  • Speak with an experienced Melbourne divorce attorney who can advise you of your options and how to best proceed with a divorce case

Contact a Divorce Lawyer in Melbourne, Florida

At Harnage Law, PLLC, we represent clients throughout every step of the divorce process. We can discuss how divorce can impact your future, which can assist you in making this important decision. Call 321.549.7886 or contact us online to set up an appointment if you are considering a divorce in the Melbourne area.