Bye Bye Holidays, Hello Divorce
Divorce Filings Spike 30% After The Holidays
If you started this year married but want to end the year divorced, you’re a member of a big club.
Lawyers know that once December ends and the New Year begins, the number of people filing
for divorce skyrockets. After all, no one wants to begin a divorce during the holidays. But once
we’re in the new year, it’s time…often beyond time…for many people to finally move on.
If you’re a member of this club or know others that are, just remember, Rome was not built in a day.
The notion of starting a divorce today and being divorced tomorrow is enticing, but doesn’t quite work
that way. The first step is to get your ducks in a row–financially, practically and emotionally. There’s
more to do than you may realize, and as with all things in life, preparation is the key. And though you
may be ready for a fast end to your marriage, your spouse may not be.
So what’s most important? Make a plan with your attorney. Don’t hold anything back. All information is
critical so that your lawyer can navigate this crucial transition and do all that is possible for you.
And besides…in this world, everything comes out eventually. Trust me.