New York matrimonial lawyers say they anticipate a stream of divorces to stem from the COVID-19 crisis as families face a cocktail of financial strains and lengthy lockdowns induced by the pandemic.

Those factors have put pressure on existing fault lines in relationships and are expected to put troubled marriages on a quicker path toward divorce, they said. With sweeping stay-at-home orders, couples were forced to spend extended time together, possibly with the added stress of economic hardship. 

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