The pandemic of divorce.

Making sure you’re covered through the hardest times.

Your happily ever after may have a bittersweet ending. When better becomes worse, it is important to make sure that you leave with yourself intact.

Civil divorce proceedings are what everyone going through a divorce hopes for, but this is not always the case. Bitterness and resentment drag out what would otherwise have been a smooth and respectable process.

How is divorce related to the current pandemic?

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic was new territory for everyone. Having to suddenly adjust to a new routine and way of life deeply affected people, businesses, and surprisingly or not, it affected marriages too. There are many reasons for the “pandemic of divorce” that came with lockdown restrictions.


Suddenly having to change your life is difficult to navigate. For some people, being able to work from home was a dream. For others, it was a complete nightmare. The stress of everyday life spills over into other things. Your closest relationships, for example, begin to show new cracks or you may experience heightened tensions.

Tension bred by forced proximity

Spending the rest of your life together doesn’t mean every waking moment. Unfortunately, for some, during lockdown, it did. The suffocating feeling of not being able to have a moment to yourself starts to breed tension between you and your partner. This tension often has solutions, but there are instances where it doesn’t. Divorce is the usual result for the instances where it doesn’t.

Psychological effects

The COVID-19 pandemic is a terrifying reality to live through. Living in constant fear of what was coming next, and the anxiety that comes with not knowing what the overemphasized “new normal” would bring, took its toll on everyone. We started to question ourselves, our life decisions and if the people we were with were actually the people we wanted to be “stuck” with for the rest of our lives.

Getting a divorce

This is always the worst-case scenario. It is an immensely painful, stressful experience. For some people, it’s as easy as moving back home. For others, it is a lot worse, especially if you have been with your partner for a long time and every part of your lives is intertwined.

There are children that need to be taken into consideration, your finances and other belongings have been shared for so long. Often, nobody knows what actually belongs to who. This is the most stressful part of a divorce having to separate your emotions from the facts and proceedings;

Mediation and lawyers

When the agreement to get divorced has been reached, it is usually as easy as signing a few pieces of paper. The agreement is not always mutual. There are times where the mutual nature of the agreement ends, when co-parenting is brought up, or deciding who gets what, then problems start to arise. You’ll need a lawyer or a mediator.

Legal Angel divorce cover

Bidvest Insurance understands the individual needs of our clients. We understand the sensitive nature of divorce proceedings and how the best solution is found in making sure that they are as amicable as possible.
Our legal cover is with you, from start to finish. Legal Angel provides you with unlimited mediation services. Should things transpire further than is desired, we provide legal cover options for divorce matters.

We all know that divorce rates are higher than ever. During the COVID-19 pandemic, however, it’s not just the strain of marriage that causes divorce, it is also the weight of living in fear.

Make sure you have stress free legal cover to make sure that you are protected at all times.

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  • Unlimited advice, 24 hours a day
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  • Unlimited legal matters
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