But that the number of divorces is still high at the moment, of course, has a second explanation: the lockdown has been a hard relationship test for many married couples. “In many cases, this period has been the last straw that has overflowed the bucket,” says Van Opstal.
“In marriages where there were tensions before, those tensions have often increased during the lockdown. Many then made the decision that their marriage could not go on like this, inquired about a divorce during the lockdown and went to the notary after the lockdown to arrange the divorce. ”