Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, January 25, 2021

Bay Area: Spike in Domestic Relationship Issues as Pandemic Continues

From abc7News:

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The longer the pandemic stretches, the more strain it's putting on relationships. Attorneys are seeing a spike in consultations and divorce filings.

10 months into pandemic have adversely affected domestic relationships among couples. "The consultations have increased at least by 50% if not more. I would say the amount of clients who retain and file for divorce have increased by a third," said James Hoover of the Hoover Krepelka family law firm in San Jose.

Many couples do not know when and how to get help with their domestic relationship issues and counseling is often forgotten. The Hoover Krepelka law firm says requests for restraining orders are rising. However, counseling is also encouraged.

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