Has the divorce rate in Wisconsin gone up since the emergence of the pandemic?

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At the end of March, Bloomberg Businessweek warned Americans the rate of divorce in the United States might skyrocket given the pandemic. Despite Bloomberg’s warning, Wisconsin divorce rates have actually fallen since the emergence of the pandemic according to the Wisconsin Law Journal. Explanations for why the divorce rates in Wisconsin have dropped post-pandemic could include:

  • An increase in domestic violence, as many feel too threatened to file 
  • A decrease in financial well-being for many families during this time, with families becoming less financially stable and watching their savings dwindle

As the Wisconsin divorce rate decreases, there has been an upward trend in individuals obtaining divorce documents with hope of representing themselves in court. 

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