Corona Divorce: Worldwide Increase in Divorce Rates and Inquiries After Coronavirus Quarantine

Kimberley Wilton, B.Sc. (Hons.), B.A., J.D.Child Support, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Custody and Access, Division of Property, Divorce, Family Law, Marriage Contracts, Separation, Separation, Separation Agreements, Spousal Support0 Comments

Divorce rates and inquiries have dramatically increased across the world because of lockdowns brought by governments intended to stop the spread of COVID-19. The stress of the pandemic, coupled with being confined in close quarters for weeks, added financial worries and increased childcare responsibilities are thought to be behind this increase. Back in March, Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia, one of the UK’s most eminent family law lawyers told her peers at Westminister: “The prediction amongst divorce lawyers is that following self-imposed confinement it is very likely that the divorce rate will rise.” She further noted: “”One only has to imagine what it’s going to be like when families are sealed in a property for a long period of time.” As China emerged from lockdown in March, numerous cities across China reported large increases in divorce filings. Specific numbers are not available as China only releases statistics on divorces annually. Saudi … Read More

The Quickest Way To Get Divorced

Gilbertson Davis LLPDivorce, Family Law, Marriage Contracts0 Comments

With the first two weeks of January, following the Christmas and New Year holidays  statistically the most common time for couples to file divorce proceedings, parties will inevitably want to know the quickest and most cost-effective route to obtaining a divorce.  While there are routes which may aim speed up the process; unfortunately obtaining a divorce in Ontario tends not to be a speedy process. In order to obtain a divorce under the Divorce Act  you must show that your marriage has broken down. You can obtain a fault or non-fault divorce. Non-Fault Divorce You and your partner have lived apart for one continuous year and consider your marriage to have ended. This still applies if you live in the same property, however you must be living separate lives i.e. not file taxes together,  not sleep in the same bed, not attend social occasions together and not be supporting each … Read More