During the holiday season, divorce filings can decrease. Many are unwilling to commence divorce proceedings during this time because they are giving their marriage one last shot.
This line of thinking certainly makes a lot of sense given the emotion involved. It is not in the spirit of “peace on earth, goodwill to men” to be initiating a divorce during Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or the New Year.
However, after these holidays pass, divorce filings can begin to rise. Many do not feel the need to wait any longer. After trying one last time to improve their marriage, it did not work out.
This is why in January divorce filings can often increase. Parties are simply not willing to wait any longer. They might have tried counseling and reconciliation to no avail.
After January passes, spring can also be the time when the number of filings really increase. At that point, many want a new beginning and a fresh start. Thus, an increase in divorce filings can stretch through the spring and into May.
With tax refunds being received in springtime, many have the funds needed to commence a divorce. Whether or not this is the ideal way to spend that tax refund, many do because they finally have the money needed for an attorney.
Many are surprised at the seasonal boom in the divorce industry after the holiday season. However, the fact that divorce filings take place after the winter holidays makes a lot of sense. Most parties are just not interested in starting a divorce in December. But once December passes, many are looking for that fresh start and they have the funds to proceed with a divorce.
If you are interested in pursuing a divorce after the holiday season, Stange Law Firm, PC can help. You can call us at 855-805-0595.