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Why is January the most popular month to divorce?

On Behalf of | Dec 29, 2020 | Divorce |

January has long been hailed the month for divorces, with a record amount of divorces being filed across the country in comparison with other months. There are several reasons why this is the case, but one of the biggest is cited as the delay in divorce filings due to the holidays. In other words, those who realize that they want to file for a divorce in November and December tend to wait until the new year to actually take action.

In addition to the holidays, there are also several other benefits to filing for a divorce in January. The following is an overview of why you may want to consider filing for a divorce in the new year.

Divorcing in January can feel like a positive change

The new year is a chance to get a fresh start and to work on improving yourself and your life. If you believe that divorce is necessary for you to live your best possible life, then filing for divorce in January may feel like an empowering action and will undoubtedly kick-start a new and happier life. When you look back, you’ll remember this year as the point in which you committed yourself to changing what you weren’t happy with.

There may be tax benefits

If you have filed a joint tax return in the past, filing for divorce at the start of the year can help simplify the process and avoid any unwanted tax issues.

You can enjoy the holidays without additional stress

Trying to play happy families while a divorce is on the cards can be tough to do. Being in the midst of a divorce during the holidays can, therefore, bring additional stress and pressure. If you file in January, the transition will probably be much easier to deal with.

If you want a fresh start in the new year and you’re unhappy in your marriage, now is the time to learn more about how the law in Florida will apply to you.