January is one of the busiest times for divorce attorneys, but why is this?
Studies have shown that divorce filings increase two times during the
year. January and July and August are the when studies have reported a
rise in divorce filings. While most people assume the summer months see
a rise in divorces because the children are not in school, January could
be a popular time for people to file for divorce due to mindset surrounding
the New Year for most people.
“New Year, New You” is something we see across the internet
and other ad campaigns. For most people, the New Year is about making
resolutions of about the things you want to change to better yourself.
At Barach Law Group, we see many people who make the decision to leave
their partner as a New Year’s resolution.
Other couples wait to divorce until after the holidays because they wanted
to make sure their children had a good season. Between juggling office
Christmas parties, school holiday performances, and family gatherings,
the holiday season is incredibly hectic. Waiting to file for divorce until
it’s over can be much easier for both parties.
Finally, some people wait to divorce until after the holidays with the
belief that they will get half of their spouse’s end of year holiday
bonus. If your spouse’s income is heavily based on their sales goals
and their bonus given at the end of this year, this could be a wise choice.
Are you considering divorce? If so, the skilled
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