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With the Holidays Behind Us, is Divorce Ahead?

At the David W. Martin Law Group, our South Carolina divorce attorneys know from Thanksgiving until New Year’s, family lawyers’ offices are slow because people have put off divorcing until after the holidays. Whether it is because they do not want to upset their kids or if they are putting off the inevitable, the end of the year typically marks a renewal period.

People tend to take stock of their lives toward the end of December, examining their choices, accomplishments, and what they wish they could improve. Then, January arrives. A month that is synonymous with kicking bad habits and self-improvement, which could mean finally declaring, “I want a divorce.”

Here are other reasons why January is a popular month for divorce nationwide.

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Why is the First Quarter of the Year a Popular Time for Divorces?

Most people wait until after the holidays to file for divorce because the end of the year is already an emotional and stressful time. The last thing anyone wants is for their kids to associate the holidays with their parent’s separation. And the last thing parents and non-parents alike need is to explain why their spouse isn’t attending holiday events.

With so many obligations and stressors, other spouses may be pushed to the limit, which may provide a unique sense of clarity regarding their circumstances. Given the family-centric nature of the holidays, many often reconnect or reinforce bonds with their relatives, giving them the support and strength they need to end their marriages.

Some make resolutions and set goals for the new year, including reevaluating their lives and relationships. The beginning of the year symbolizes new beginnings on all fronts. Some individuals may view the start of a new year as an opportune time to make a fresh start in their personal lives, including ending an unhappy marriage.

It is essential to recognize that divorce decisions are complex and personal, and the factors influencing the timing of a divorce can vary widely among individuals and couples. While there may be trends associated with certain times of the year, the decision to divorce is ultimately based on each relationship’s unique circumstances and dynamics.

Contact our David W. Martin Law Group Divorce Attorneys in South Carolina Today

If you have questions about what parting ways with your spouse will look like now and in the long term, we can help you create a clear picture. Contact our David W. Martin Law Group divorce attorneys in South Carolina today by calling (803)-548-2468 to ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process so you can confidently move forward.


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