While most people are preparing for Christmas and New Year’s Eve during the month of December, roughly 1 in 5 spouses are planning to file for divorce in January according to a survey done by the law firm of Irwin & Mitchell in 2015.
Why? No one wants to spoil the holidays with a divorce filing and most people want to stick it out for Christmas morning and New Year’s with the kids. For some, divorce can turn into a New Year’s resolution, a way to take back control of your life and direction. Let’s face it, if you’re in a terrible marriage and you’ve been considering divorce for a while January is widely considered as a “fresh start” month for most things.
James McLaren, partner at McLaren & Lee, is quoted as saying “We see a significant increase in people seeking out divorce advice and, ultimately, filing. The number of filings is one-third more than normal. That begins in January and probably goes into early March” in an article published by Market Watch.
If you’re considering filing for divorce in San Bernardino or Riverside County and want to explore your options, you should consult with a local lawyer ass soon as possible. Your attorney will be able to counsel you on how to best prepare for the separation and provide advice on how to prepare for changes in financial matters, housing, child care, spousal support and numerous items that you haven’t yet considered. Even if you and your spouse plan on an amicable & cooperative divorce, an experienced lawyer can help provide insight into the process and help you navigate the filings, procedure and timelines. Here are a few important reasons to hire a local attorney.
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