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Divorce filings skyrocket in January

by | Jan 8, 2020 | Divorce

With the start of the new year in New Jersey, there may be more divorces in the next few weeks compared to the rest of the year. Research indicates that January is an extremely popular time for divorces to happen. Here is a glimpse at why so many couples decide to get a divorce in the month of January.

For starters, when people enter a new year, they are often ready for a new start on a relationship level. As a result, they may finally move forward with divorce so that they can enjoy living independently or pursue a relationship with someone else. The good news is that, if both spouses are okay with the idea of getting divorced, their divorce process may move relatively quickly. Meanwhile, if one spouse resists this move, this may drag out the divorce proceeding.

Many couples also get divorced at the beginning of the year because they prefer not to do so during the holidays. This is especially the case for people who have young children. In addition, some individuals use the holidays to try to repair their marriages, and if they cannot do so, they proceed with divorce as soon as the holidays are over.

Divorce can unfortunately be tough to deal with any time of the year. However, an attorney in New Jersey can help a divorcing individual to address issues like child support and property division in the most personally beneficial manner possible. The attorney will take the necessary steps to help the client to achieve a fair outcome that reflects his or her best interests in both the short term and the long term.