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Divorce inquiries have increased by more than 40 per cent during the lockdown, according to one legal advice firm.

Between March 23, the day lockdown was announced, and mid-May, Co-op Legal Services reported a 42 per cent increase in divorce inquiries, compared with the same period in 2019.

It said being in lockdown together has moved some couples to consider legally separating.

Financial woes and being stuck in close confinement are concerns currently being cited by couples seeking divorce advice according to Tracey Moloney, head of family law at Co-op Legal Services. Some weeks of the lockdown it saw inquiries jump by 75 per cent compared with a year earlier. Friday is the most common day for inquiries about divorce, followed by Tuesday.

Read the full article here: The Telegraph

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