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July 19, 2021
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Celebrity splits have always been big news. During COVID-19, some have created bigger headlines than others, like the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce. Couples who aren’t in the spotlight, however, are also living through their own high-stress, financially taxing divorces, thanks in part to the side effects of trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy through an unprecedented pandemic.

Reasons for the Rise in Divorce After the Pandemic

Divorce rates hit a 50-year low in 2019 in the United States after a decades-long rise. This plateau, unfortunately, may prove to be a brief affair. The pandemic has put incredible strain on couples because of:

  • 24/7 togetherness
  • Little social contact with others
  • Job loss and financial problems
  • Physical changes
  • Mental and emotional challenges
  • Virtual or homeschooling of the kids

For many, the pandemic was the last straw in an already shaky union. And still more realized they were using the rest of their life as maintenance or escape from a marriage that didn’t make them terribly happy – and being forced to live with their partner around the clock required them to see their union for what it really was.

COVID Causes an Increase in Gray Divorces

Many of the divorce cases that have been initiated in 2021 are gray divorces between empty nesters and couples over age 50. Divorce rates for adults in this demographic have almost doubled since the 1990s, according to the Pew Research Center. For adults over 65, the divorce rate has tripled.

Many couples have looked at the pandemic environment as a precursor to retirement with their significant other – and they don’t like the scope of it. They may not have the same views about how to spend their free time, or they may discover they don’t really have much in common with their partner anymore after many years together.

While many people drag their feet in pursuing a divorce because they fear being alone, time in isolation with their partner has shown them that being alone may be preferable to spending excessive amounts of time with the wrong person.

Make the Right Choice for Your Marriage

It doesn’t matter what age you are or how long you have been married – plenty of younger celebs called their marriage quits in 2020. If your union is over, it’s over, and it’s time to talk to an experienced Michigan divorce lawyer.

There is no shame in reaching the conclusion that your marriage is over, and that it wasn’t built to make it through a challenge like the pandemic. For many, moving on is the healthiest thing you can do for yourself – emotionally, mentally, and physically. You just want to make sure that all the decisions that happen now are done in your best interest and the best interests of your children, from determining parenting time to child support to who’s paying for college.

Contact Femminineo Attorneys in Macomb County to schedule your free initial consultation. Learn everything you need to know about divorce mediation, divorce arbitration, and other options for having a peaceful divorce.


What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

Family Law Expertise

Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

Strong Relationships

We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

We Care

Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

Expert Staff

Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

Personal Service

At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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