Family law attorneys throughout the United States understand that January is the
busiest time for
divorces. Once the holiday season is over, troubled couples typically want to get
their lives straightened out and begin a new chapter by filing for divorce. But why?
The following are common reasons why January is the most popular month
- Nobody wants to ruin the holiday cheer. The main concern about filing for divorce during the holiday season is
putting a damper on the festivities, especially if children are involved.
The timing of it all has future repercussions. If a divorce happens on
Thanksgiving or Christmas, then the kids will remember Thanksgiving or
Christmas as the day the family broke apart for the rest of their lives.
- The holidays are too busy. From family get-togethers and office parties to school plays and recitals,
people often have a busy schedule during this time of year. Having to
attend all of these events, plus shopping for gifts, with the addition
of dealing with divorce can be too much to handle all at once.
- The last straw. Troubled couples often view the holidays as a chance to rekindle the lost
that has been lost. There are many cases, however, when things get worse.
The stress of the holiday season and their divorce reaches a point where
divorce is the only option after it is all over.
- New Year’s resolutions. We tend to evaluate our lives at the end of the year. Troubled couples
typically realize that they are not happy and decide that divorce is the
best way to start being happy again.