Divorce inquiries skyrocket amid coronavirus pandemic

Couples in the United States are divorcing at higher rates than normal, according to state courts across the country.

A July survey recorded by Legal Templates, an online database compiling legal documents, found that lawyers across the country reported a 34% year-over-year increase in inquiries about divorce since 2019.

Lawyer Emily Wash told Business Insider that this time of year is typically “quiet” but that in a year where nothing has been normal, requests for her services have risen.

“It’s quiet in the sense that my phone’s not ringing off the hook, but I’m working as
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