Post-Holiday Seasons See Spike in Divorces, Year After Year
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Research has found that most divorce filings occur in March and August.
What is it about these two months that would attract more people to divorcing
than others? Holidays and vacations are the main guesses, as the actual
reasons were not gathered with 100% certainty in the studies.
However, this assumed conclusion is not far-fetched in the slightest. For
most Americans, the winter season is one of devout holiday practice. Filing
for divorce just before or after Christmas, for example, can feel like
a major taboo. Even the nonreligious can stray away from the thought intentionally
to not upset their children. When the delay ends and the legal work goes
underway, it will be about March before a filing becomes official.
As far as August, this is typically the end of summer vacations in the
country. Divorces might be filed around this time for two reasons, the
first being closely related to the taboo of divorcing when children are
supposed to be enjoying a break away from school. The second reason might
be summer vacations themselves. Marriages already in a rocky situation
might disintegrate due to the close quarters of a camping trip, the long
hours of a road trip, the financial strain of a day at an amusement park,
and so on. The happiest of families will probably admit that family vacations
are tough to complete.
Contrarily, some parents actually choose to divorce right around the summertime.
The reasoning being that the open two months or so gives their children
plenty of time to adjust to living in two homes. It can also be a good
opportunity for the parents to make other plans as well. If a child will
need to change schools due to a change of location, the gap between semesters
will also be less of a problem.
Deciding when you want to divorce should not be a difficult process. The
answer will hopefully be that you file for divorce as soon as you know
it is the right choice. Understandably, some people have a hard time
knowing if they really want a divorce or just a change-up.
If you’re in such a predicament, call our
Orange County divorce lawyer. Our firm is known throughout the state for being both knowledgeable and
compassionate when handling family law cases. Talk to a divorce lawyer
during a consultation and we can try to determine if you should file for
divorce, or perhaps
legal separation instead.
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