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The year of 2020 is one for the record books, though it’s safe to say that this leap year is one most people don’t want to remember or repeat. The many trials caused by COVID-19 have taxed relationships most of all, leading to plenty of break-ups and divorces.

COVID Has Weakened Some Marriages and Strengthened Others

The Relationship Health Report from Relish, a relationship coaching and self-care company, is based on a survey of over 1,700 adults in long-term relationships. Here are the key findings:

  • COVID-19 has cut relationships short: 68% of respondents who broke up this year believe their union would have lasted longer if it hadn’t been for the stressors of COVID-19. Though, if there isn’t one stress, there’s another. Who’s to say these relationships would have survived any other kind of 2020?
  • Mental health has taken the biggest toll: 58% of respondents say the most significant impact of COVID-19 has been on their mental health. Depression and anxiety are at record highs, even for the most optimistic among us.
  • Mobile phones are tanking relationships: Phone usage is up 23% and 54% of people say that their partner’s use of their phone has negatively impacted their relationship. Instagram and Tik Tok might be a nice reprieve from reality, but maybe paying attention the person on the other side of the couch is a better choice in the evening.
  • We’re having less sex, but that’s OK: Respondents say they’re having 15% less sex since March, but there was no difference between how much sex people wanted to have and how much they are currently having. It seems that everyone is just tired, in every way.
  • Couples who have made it through 2020 are happier than ever: 41% of respondents report that their relationship is better now than it was before COVID-19. Sometimes it takes trauma to bring couples closer together.
  • Working moms have experienced the most negative impact: Among parents with kids living at home, 41% of working moms have either quit their jobs, considered quitting, or asked for less responsibility, compared to only 24% of working fathers.
  • Childcare is almost nonexistent: Nearly 20% of working parents don’t have access to adequate childcare, a number that is almost double what it was pre-pandemic. Add in the demands of virtual schooling and the stakes are even higher.

No-Fault Michigan Divorce

Michigan is a no-fault divorce state. No matter how things panned out in your union, when a relationship has ended and there is no chance of reconciliation, that’s all one half of the couple needs to testify to. No one needs to be at fault for harming or destroying the marriage for it to be dissolved, or point to something as obvious as COVID-19 trauma – someone simply has to want out.

Nevertheless, behavior matters. It is always important to work closely with an experienced Michigan divorce attorney who can help you if there was serious wrongdoing in your marriage. When it comes to parenting time, child custody, and spousal support, a badly behaved spouse who has been deceitful, fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise will factor into divorce settlements.

If you are ready to file for divorce, contact the family law attorneys at Femminineo Attorneys to schedule your consultation.


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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