On behalf of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.
Most people like to make a fresh start in the new year. Whether that includes career goals or personal goals, the winter season is loaded with surprises and new beginnings. This is particularly true for couples who have reached a winter in their marriage. January seems like the right time to untie the knot. In fact, the winter sees more divorces than any other season.
The excitement of the holidays keeps the wandering mind focused. Nobody likes to ruin the holidays, especially couples with kids. But once the holiday season is over, many couples settle in for very cold and gloomy days in their relationship. While January is not the month when divorce is finalized, it is generally a popular time to begin proceedings. Once all the necessary paperwork has been filed, the dissolution is finally made legal. Some divorces take longer than others. Also, some are more complex than others. This is why it is important you hire an experienced Fort Lauderdale divorce attorney to handle your situation.
The percentage of couples who want to wait until after the holidays to file for divorce is surprising. January seems the perfect time to make it official. Then comes February, the month of love, when some married couples realize there is nothing left to fight for. Sooner or later every relationship must face a winter in their relationship, it is only then that they can decide whether they are meant to be together.
Divorce becomes a New Year’s resolution for some. It’s tough making such a difficult decision but January seems right. Some statistics show that the divorce rate will actually continue to increase until March. It seems like winter is very cruel but perhaps it is just an opportunity to start afresh. Dating sites report an increase in registrations during the winter. While searching online doesn’t seem like a good idea for most people, especially if you just filed for divorce, statistics show that about one-third of marriages in the United States started online.
There are those who get divorced during this time of the year so they can avoid a complex tax filing status. Filing jointly is not very convenient for them so they rather file separately. Also, some people get bonuses at the end of the year, which helps with child support and alimony obligations.
Your season for divorce
There is not a perfect month or season to file for divorce. Some couples may prefer to wait until the end of the school year before getting divorced. Others may need some time due to upcoming birthdays or anniversaries. Whatever your situation might be, we are here for you, especially during your divorce season. Call us today and we will guide you on the best path to a successful divorce. The answer is just a phone call away!