True or False: Is January a High Divorce Month?

For many, the month of January starts off with taking down festive decorations and creating New Year’s resolutions, but did you know divorces are more likely to occur during this month too?

Most often, lawyers see their new cases drop off from November and December and then pick up once the holiday celebrations have passed in January.

Why does this month see an increase in marital separations? Here are a few reasons why:

  • After spending time with your spouse over the holidays, you have confirmed that divorce is the best path to pursue
  • The new year can spark a new chapter or even a new book for your life
  • If you live in a state where divorces are quickly finalized, you may be more likely to reach out to an attorney in January versus later in the year
  • In some states, it is beneficial to begin divorce proceedings in the first month of the year for tax purposes

While various studies have shown that divorce spikes in January, marital separation at any time of the year is a stressful process for both parties represented, but by using a collaborative divorce model to dissolve your marriage, your family unit is more likely to stay intact.

During the collaborative divorce process, our team at Family Divorce Solutions can help you and your ex create a divorce agreement that is mutually agreeable for you both.

Our team at Family Divorce Solutions is a group of well respected, experienced and trained attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, certified public accountants and child specialists who work as a team to reach a complete and satisfactory resolution for everyone involved.

Contact us today to see how we can help you and your family navigate through the divorce process!

For your divorce, you have a choice! You control the choices and the outcome.

Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or medical advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, medical or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.


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