Why January is a popular month for divorce

Couples in New Jersey and throughout the country may not want to get divorced during the holidays. This may be especially true if they have kids and want to spend one more Christmas as a single family unit. Those without children may also loathe the idea of spending the holidays by themselves. In some cases, people may be less likely to divorce during the holidays because the Christmas season inspires hope that a marriage can be salvaged.

However, once the new year gets started, the issues that plagued the relationship may come back. It is also possible that issues that may have been below the surface prior to the holidays get exposed during what can be a stressful time of year. The start of a new year may also prompt individuals to reflect on their lives and their relationships. This may be the motivation or inspiration that a person may need to start the divorce process.

Statistically, January is one of the most common months to get a divorce. In fact, it has even been given the nickname "divorce month". August and March are also months in which a person is more likely to end his or her marriage according to research conducted by the University of Washington.

Those who are thinking about going through divorce proceedings may want to do so with the help of an attorney. It may be possible to learn more about how to file for divorce and how to obtain financial and other potentially relevant information. It may also be possible to find out more about the differences between mediation and litigation as means to settle a divorce in a favorable manner. An attorney may review a prenuptial or other agreement if one exists to determine its validity.

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