Will Coronavirus Stay At Home Orders Increase Divorces?

By The Law Offices of Ronald K. Stitch|April 14, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has swept the United States and significantly altered most people’s way of life. Due to staying-at-home orders issued by Gov. Newsome, many Californians spend much more time with their spouses than they are accustomed to. While this may seem like a positive side effect of the stay-at-home orders, this may end up leading to a higher divorce rate. At the Law Offices of Ronald K. Stitch, our Simi Valley divorce attorneys want to discuss how COVID-19 may lead to a couple wanting a divorce.

Will Staying at Home Lead to Leaving the Home

While many people are celebrating the byproduct of being able to spend more time with their families while under stay-at-home orders, evidence has emerged that the coronavirus pandemic may lead to an increase in divorces. Areas in China that were under lockdown due to COVID-19 have reported the divorce rate has risen since the pandemic began.

It seems that, at least for some couples, spending more time together has not been a good thing. Whereas many couples were used to spending significant time apart from their spouse, they may have now lost their jobs or have been asked to work from home. We understand these stay-at-home orders can be complex for couples, and the Law Offices of Ronald K. Stitch team is here to help. If you are considering divorce, we want to discuss every aspect of the process with you. This includes:

Divorce can be complicated in good times, but this is especially true as the nation deals with the coronavirus epidemic.

Domestic Violence

Emergency services and national domestic violence hotlines have reported an increase in domestic violence instances due to stay-at-home orders. If you are in an unsafe domestic situation and cannot do so, please call the Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. If you are in an emergency, please get in touch with the police as soon as you can. Nobody has to be subjected to abuse by a spouse or domestic partner.


We understand that mediation could benefit couples, and we want to help. You may even be able to work out any issues and decide that a divorce is not the route forward.

Let Us Help You Through This

If you are considering a divorce, you need to speak to a qualified attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Ronald K. Stitch, we continue to serve Simi Valley residents throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We strongly encourage you to call our offices to discuss divorce and family law concerns. We are ready to help you through this conveniently and healthily. We understand that COVID-19 may prevent traditional preparation methods for people going through a divorce. However, we are ready to get you through this. Let our Simi Valley divorce attorneys get to work on your case today. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 818-707-0203.

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