Divorce Filings ‘Skyrocketing’ In New York As Couples Clash During Coronavirus Quarantine, Report Claims

People wear masks to protect against coronavirus while in Times Square.

The coronavirus sweeping across the United States has claimed lives and jobs, and now marriages appear to be the latest casualty of the global pandemic.

A new report claims that divorce filings in the epicenter of New York have “skyrocketed” as married couples have clashed while forced into homes together in quarantine, often under the weight of financial stress from lost jobs. As the New York Post reported, top divorce attorneys say there has been a 50 percent rise in inquiries for divorce filings.

As the report noted, the problem has been particularly acute in Manhattan and among wealthier couples, who see the major market downturn as the perfect time to divorce with fewer financial ramifications.

“According to leading Manhattan family-law experts, some couples forced to spend time together while quarantined in cramped apartments or even in palatial pads haven’t fared well during the coronavirus outbreak,” the report noted.

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by – inquisitr.com