Is January Really Divorce Month?

January 22, 2015


January is filled with new gym memberships, new diets, new classes and all those things we’ve been putting off all year. But divorce?

January has actually long been dubbed “Divorce Month” in legal circles due to the fact that, statistically, most divorces are filed in the coldest month of the year.

After the holidays, when many stressed-out couples spend lots of time together, if things don’t seem to be changing for the better, unhappy couples decide it’s time to call it quits.

Those who have children usually stay together for Christmas to give them one last happy holiday as an intact family, but then when the New Year starts, it’s time to move on.

Regardless of how amicable or expected a particular divorce may be, taking a step back to take care of one’s emotional state is crucial. Making sure our emotions are in check when that pen touches the paper ensures no irrational decisions will be made.

Before moving on to the logistics and the financial aspect of a legal separation, surrounding oneself with close friends and family members helps to overcome this difficult time and move on as quickly as possible.