On New Year’s Day, many people like to start the New Year with resolutions about what they would like to see changed for the new year. For some, that could mean re-examining their relationships. In legal circles nationwide, January is known as “Divorce Month” because divorce filings peak after the first of the new year.
According to an article by Business Insider, the author suggests many reasons why people may go forward with filing for divorce in January. One reason people may file is because they make a New Year’s resolution to start the upcoming new year with a fresh start. For others, it may be that the emotionally tolling holidays exposed cracks in their marriages. Many families have holiday commitments or summer plans and do not want to add tension to the already stressful holiday or summer plans, so they wait until January when it tends to be quieter. Some wait until the new year for tax purposes so that they may file jointly as a married couple to receive the tax break they will not receive in the future when the divorce is finalized.
Regardless of the reason for proceeding with a divorce, let Howard Family Law help you start fresh this year.