Auckland divorce coach services booming during Covid

From First Up, 5:38 am on 11 August 2020

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, business is booming for an Auckland divorce coach. Kimberlee Sweeney, who has been in the job for five years, says couples are untying the knot in numbers she's never seen before. It could take a while to see the full effect of Covid-19 on divorce rates because couples have to spend two years apart before filing Family Court paperwork. But Ms Sweeney predicts a spike and says a lot of lawyers and mediators she refers clients to are already at full capacity, with people starting the separation process. Ms Sweeney told reporter Katie Todd she normally sees 10 to 15 clients a week, but demand for her services has quadrupled since lockdown.