Ugly thread title, but it is what it is.
I checked family court records for my local county, compared the 2nd Tuesday in June of 2021 to the same for 2019.
The 2019 family court cases were a grab bag of divorces, child support, domestic abuse, custody cases, etc, being ballpark 50/50 pending/disposed.
2021 is a very different story. Over 50% domestic violence, almost all the rest divorces, all pending (b/c courts recently opened back up).
First, if you’re an abuser please stop, and if you’re being abused know that you apparently are FAR from alone — seek shelter and help. Someone below please post some good resources, all I’d be able to offer is random google search results that I know nothing about.
Anyways. Back on topic, and consistent with me being the local Mr Grinch and/or heartless bastard, this pattern shift will obviously be impacting real estate markets soon. I’ve never been divorced and don’t have a lot of friends that have. For your average middle class or upper middle class marriage that is ending, how long typically passes between the initial filing of either divorce or spousal abuse, and that turning into a listing? Any Realtors that spent a lot of time working that angle (btw you’re about to have a great year, apparently, if that’s an angle you traditionally work). Biden may or may not keep extending forbearance, foreclosure/eviction moratoriums, that’s unknown and unknowable. But we should be able to get a sense for how long typically passes between beating your spouse up (a-hole), and the home being listed for sale. Who’s got that scoop?
And, to get a feel for the appraisal issues currently going on: how long between filing for divorce, and the court-ordered appraisal? I’m going to start tracking divorce filings, and then we can use the delta, and that time lag, to predict appraisal speed issues going up/down.