Divorce rates in America soar by 34% during the COVID-19 pandemic

The combination of quarantine life, wavering finances, mounting unemployment rates, illnesses, deaths of loved ones, mental illness and child care has led Americans lawyers to predict a record number of divorce filings.

In fact, 31 per cent of couples admitted the quarantine caused irreparable damage to their relationships.

Data collected by Legal Templates, a firm the provides legal documents online, outlined just how negatively the pandemic has affected couples.

According to the data, interest in legal separations peaked on April 13, which is 15 to 20 days – or three weeks – into when the majority of states implemented official quarantine protocol in March.