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Separation advice soars during lockdown – Sydney Morning Herald Feature

The Age spoke with Jack Whelan about the impacts the pandemic is having on relationships. Stats from our online interactive guide to divorce show a 314% increase in couples thinking about separating during lockdown.

Sydney Morning Herald reports “The number of couples seeking separation advice has spiked as lockdown is wound back, with almost half of surveyed Australians experiencing negative change to their relationship during isolation.

Couples are seeking guidance, and that’s what this online Q&A does; it guides, educates and connects couples to the services they need.

Relationships Australia reported 42 per cent of respondents to a May survey said isolation had negatively impacted their partner relationship, and a national mediation service said numbers of people thinking about separating were up more than 300 per cent.”

“My sense is that there has been a lot of reflection and a lot of discussion during isolation.” Jack Whelan on the massive spike we’re now seeing for mediation.

“Couples are seeking guidance, and that’s what this online Q&A does; it guides, educates and connects couples to the services they need” said CEO and cofounder Angela Harbinson.


Read the full article on the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Video: Separating or divorcing during COVID-19 – Channel 7 News Feature

The unfortunate by-product of COVID-19

Divorce rates are on the rise in the US, UK and China during COVID-19. Australia is no different. We’ve seen a 120% increase in couples seeking separation advice since lockdown started.

There are early signs that COVID-19 is driving couples to separate and divorce in Australia. In fact, we’ve seen a staggering surge in demand at The Separation Guide.

Our services are now 100% online to meet this need during isolation.

With access to the Family Court limited during COVID-19, we spoke with Channel 7 about why online Guided Separation could be a solution for couples looking to settle right now.

View the Channel 7 news segment for more information.

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