Why January is known as “divorce month”

On Behalf of | Jan 12, 2017 | Divorce

When filing for divorce in Mount Holly, the timing of it can be a vital issue for some people. At The Law Office of Michael S. Rothmel, LLC, we understand that getting a divorce can be very overwhelming and that getting answers to your questions is important to you. While splitting from your spouse is never convenient, avoiding doing so at certain times of year is sometimes desirable.

For many people, the decision to go ahead and file divorce takes place at the beginning of the year, giving January the nickname “divorce month.” According to CNN, there may be several reasons why this is true. For some, getting through the holidays without adding another layer of drama is important. For others, the start of a new year is perhaps a good time to re-evaluate their lives and make a fresh start.

For still others, the reasons may be financial. If you and your spouse file your taxes jointly, it may be beneficial to wait until the year has ended before filing so that your taxes will be simpler. Many people also receive bonuses at the end of the year and by waiting until January, a spouse can ensure that he or she is entitled to a portion of that asset.

Regardless of the reason, statistics have shown that the number of divorces spikes in January and then rises again in March. This could be because many people start investigating the process in January and then move forward with it a few weeks later. For more information about the process of ending your marriage, please visit our web page.