Pandemic Prompting More To Consider Divorce

Chris Sommer
April 09, 2020 - 1:03 pm

DALLAS (KRLD) - Thanks to the abrupt lifestyle changes forced by the coronavirus, some marriages that were already strained are now crumbling.

Dallas attorney Carson Steinbauer is a family law partner at Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley and Norton.  Since more people have been trapped at home by shelter-in-place orders, she said her firm is fielding a lot more calls to inquire about divorce.

Steinbauer said, "The situation is forcing some folks to realize that it's time to move on with a divorce.  I am getting calls from clients, for example, who have a spouse that exhibits alcohol and/or mental health issues.  Whereas before the pandemic, people were able to better manage the situation and get distance from a painful situation at home by going to work each day, now people are confined together full-time in situations that are not workable."

Steinbauer went in-depth on this topic with KRLD's Chris Sommer