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Lockdown marriage strain: How to prepare financially for divorce

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Lawyers say financial problems brought by the lockdown have put strain on more marriages.
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Lawyers say financial problems brought by the lockdown have put strain on more marriages. Getty Images.

South Africa's official divorce statistics are published almost two years after the fact. This time lag means we may have to wait until March 2022 to get a clearer picture of how badly the lockdown weighed on people's marriages and if SA followed in the footsteps of countries like China where divorce rates spiked because of the pandemic.

However, some lawyers who deal with divorce daily say the financial strain caused by job losses and reduction in incomes because of SA's long lockdown, has pushed more marriages off the cliff.

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