"When a divorced person loses a job or has take a pay cut, a request to make modifications to a child support or alimony payment arrangement often follows," said Gary Nickelson, president of the AAML. "With job losses becoming so widespread, our members are subsequently noticing a sizeable increase of these modifications taking place."
So while the rising unemployment in the US is bad for most people, it's turned into a good deal for many divorce attorneys. Plus, this is a development that should provide work twice: Once now, and presumably once again when the economy improves, people find new jobs, and the spouse and/or caregiver then requests a modification back to pre-downturn levels.
Are the results of the survey surprising, or fairly obvious? Have any of your practice areas unexpectedly improved as a result of the economic downturn?
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