‘Spike’ in divorce since start of COVID-19 lockdown, says lawyer

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  • CBC News published this video item, entitled “‘Spike’ in divorce since start of COVID-19 lockdown, says lawyer” – below is their description.

    Russell Alexander, a divorce lawyer in Lindsay, Ont., says his firm has hired five new people to deal with the increase in caseload since the pandemic began. He says isolation and anxiety is putting new strains on marriages.  

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