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Studies indicate January brings increase of interest in divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 6, 2020 | Divorce

With the holidays coming to a close and a new year underway, many individuals in New Jersey and elsewhere may already have plans to make changes in their lives. For many, these changes may include plans to implement healthier eating habits or promises to enroll in a local gym. However, as experts suggest January typically comes with a substantial increase of interest in topics pertaining to divorce, some individuals may have other plans in mind.

While studies indicate that divorce filings typically reach their peak in March, they suggest that interest in similar topics begins at the start of the year. Experts say there could be a variety of reasons for such a trend. In some cases, a couple may already be experiencing issues heading into the holiday season. However, they might feel that making a decision about the future of the relationship and breaking the news to family members could disrupt holiday celebrations.

When children are in the picture, parents may also have considered it vital to take every possible measure to ensure the kids enjoy the holidays. As such, they may feel it best to wait until the holidays are over before beginning the process. Experts also suggest that some individuals may view the start of the year as an opportunity to examine their current situation and seek ways to open a new chapter in life.

After deciding to take separate paths in life, those facing a divorce may encounter a variety of difficult decisions. With the potential gravity of the outcome of a similar process, a person could benefit from consulting with a family law attorney early on for guidance in preparing for what comes next. An attorney in New Jersey can address all a client’s wishes and concerns and assist in forming a strategy to pursue the best outcome achievable concerning his or her future during legal proceedings.