Why Divorce Rates Increase in January
Dubbed “divorce month” by many, January sees an uptick in divorces every year – but why? In fact, family law issues are more prominent from January all the way through March. Experts suspect a few reasons for this trend, including the simple fact that people don’t want to seem heartless right before the holiday season.
Like most major decisions though, January seems like a better option for financial reasons, too. If an individual is considering divorce, he or she is likely facing financial insecurity because divorce can be expensive. Coupled with the possibility of spousal support, child support, and asset division, filing for divorce in the holiday season may not be ideal or even possible.
When is the best time to get a divorce?
There’s no good time to get a divorce, but there are definitely “worse” times to divorce. Getting a divorce will influence every facet of your life, which means you’ll need to plan ahead. In other words, if you’re not 100% certain getting a divorce is what you want, now may not be the right time.
Factors that contribute to the “right” time to divorce are:
- Finances and financial security
- If you’re 100% certain about the divorce
- Health insurance, and whether you’ll lose it
Knowing When Divorce is Right for You
In the end, the best time to get a divorce is when it’s right for you. Taking financial circumstances into consideration, you’re ready for a divorce when you know it’s the best path for your family and yourself. If you’re considering a divorce in Florida, our Boca Raton family lawyers can provide the skilled representation you need to protect your future and your finances during the legal process ahead. Learn more by contacting Schuttler, Greenberg & Mullins, LLC to schedule a consultation!