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Dec 2020
December 28, 2020

Warner Partner Richard Roane Interviewed for Article "Pandemic Response Pushes Divorce Rate Upward"

Warner Partner Richard Roane was interviewed for an article on rising divorce rates throughout the pandemic. The National Law Review revealed that the U.S. divorce rate has increased by 34% by April of this year. Roane said there are traditionally peaks and valleys in divorce cases throughout the year, but has noticed approximately a 20% increase in calls for legal services about divorce, consultation about divorce, custody matters and prenuptial agreements.

“A lot of divorce lawyers are filing new – and many – divorce cases during these COVID times where the forced togetherness has really been the last straw that broke the camel’s back,” he said.
Roane has been a family law and domestic relations litigation attorney for 31 years. He specializes in divorce, non-marital domestic relationships, LGBT family issues, domestic relations mediation, arbitration and collaborative law, spousal support, child custody and support, complex business valuation distribution, pre- and post-nuptial agreements and all aspects of international family law. Learn more about his practice here.
This article appears in the Grand Rapids Business Journal here, WZZM 13 here and Local Memphis 24 here.

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