We just finished the holidays, and are now entering what some call the divorce season because divorce filings begin to spike in January, peaking in February and March. Indeed, studies show that one in five couples start considering divorce or separation once the end of year festivities come to an end. (Source: Black America Web, Tonya Pendleton) And the first Monday of the New Year – today – is unofficially known as divorce day because it is the biggest day for divorce filings.
There are a few reasons divorce filings rise in the first part of the new year. Some couples simply don’t want to get divorced during the holidays. Many couples, especially those with children, stay married through the end of the year so their family can have one last holiday season together. Click the link below to see best practice for a smooth divorce!