Side Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Increased Divorce Rates and Financial Hardships

Restaurants are able to open at 100% capacity.  The mask mandate has been lifted in the majority of establishments.  We are able to have 100% capacity at local sporting events as well.  Vaccinations are readily available to nearly everyone who wants to receive one.  Even though many believe we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of Louisiana couples and families to suffer side effects of increased divorce rates and financial hardships.  

Increased Divorce Rates

A recent study in the National Law Review shows divorce rates are up by over 30% since the pandemic started.  If you have experienced an unbearable strain on your marriage and are considering divorce, please contact the Gouner Law Office to discuss possible courses of action.  You are not alone.  A change in the family’s dynamic is a big decision to make, because it alters how family members interact. It also affects the family’s relationship as a whole.  To ensure any major change in a family relationship is done fairly and legally during this stressful time, certain family laws have been put in place.  Our office can assist with all phases of your divorce, including child support and community property settlements.  The family law attorneys at our office are here to provide legal assistance and representation, as you navigate through this important life decision.

Financial Hardships          

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many in our community to fall behind on their monthly debt payments, including credit card payments, car notes, and monthly mortgage notes.  Before things get too far, please contact our law office.  Our experienced attorneys will take the time to discuss your current situation and help you determine if bankruptcy would be a good option.  Our bankruptcy clients have experienced the relief of getting out from under a seemingly impossible financial situation.  Bankruptcy is a way for people consumed with overwhelming debt to get a fresh start.  Filing for bankruptcy with an experienced bankruptcy attorney can increase your credit score by 100 points or more.  With more than 25 years of experience, our law office has helped thousands of families and individuals across Louisiana discharge millions of dollars of debt.  Let the Gouner Law Office help you get a fresh start.  

If you were diagnosed with COVID-19, you probably saw a physician.  If you are dealing with the side effects of family strain or financial hardships as a result of the pandemic, please contact the Gouner Law Office to see if we can help.  Going through any type of legal issue can be overwhelming.  We take the time to get to know our clients personally and are dedicated to giving you the peace of mind you deserve while navigating through unfamiliar legal difficulties.  

Written by Julie Williams

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