Divorce filings typically reach their high in January and February.
There are a number of suspected reasons for that – many people want to wait until after the holidays to divorce, especially if they have children.
Some people have had their fill of the relationship, and holiday stress may push the relationship over the edge.
Also, many people feel that they have waited long enough trying to hold on to a bad marriage, but may want a fresh start in the New Year.
The holiday season is full of triggers that can push a shaky marriage over the edge.
A couple usually spends more time together and typically extended family members are involved.
The holidays can cause a high amount of stress and high expectations. There may be more alcohol involved at holiday parties than at other times of the year.
As a divorce attorney, I can’t tell you whether or not to file for divorce at all or when to file.
However, I can tell you that divorce will change your life for the rest of your life, and normally once you file the marriage will not be able to be saved.
If you are considering filing for divorce, keep in mind that for anyone the holidays can be super stressful – it may be best to settle back into normal life and see how it is before filing.
Also, you should be sure that you are doing everything possible to save your marriage, especially if you have children.
Therapy or simply talking can make a difference in many cases.
Finally, make a plan.
Know that once you file for divorce life will probably get worse before it gets better, so take a look at your finances, kids, home, and make a plan before taking any steps in that direction.
If you are certain you want to file for divorce, or if you at least want to talk about your legal options, call
Florida divorce attorney Dale Bernstein at 727-478-3250.
He works with clients in Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties.
Call to learn more or to schedule a consultation.