The outbreak of coronavirus has forced the number of divorce rates to increase by 50% in New York.
The divorce was caused as a result of couples been forced to stay separately for self-quarantine.
In a report by Page Six, many of the couples seeking a divorce are involuntarily spending time together in small apartments or houses that can cause tension throughout this critical time.
Loss of jobs, leading to an economic crisis is another major factor contributing to couples seeking a divorce.
Divorce Attorney William D. Zabel said in a statement that his clientele increased to 50 percent since the “On Pause” order in New York City.
“We’ve had an increased amount of calls in the past week from people seeking representation for divorce proceedings, a 50 percent increase, and I have been hearing the same from my colleagues at other firms”, Zabel said.