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Why is January known as “Divorce Month”?

On Behalf of | Jan 14, 2021 | Divorce

January is known as “Divorce Month” because it is the main month in which people in Conway, SC, as well as the rest of the U.S., file for a divorce. The following provides a closer look at why this is the case.

Why do couples choose to get a divorce in January?

Some couples choose to wait to get a divorce in January to avoid disrupting the Christmas holiday. While the term “Divorce Month” is not an official term the way Women’s History Month is, it is a popular term among attorneys.

On January 1st, at the turn of the new year, many people reflect on the past year and what mistakes or accomplishments were made. After this reflection, some people decide that they no longer want to be a part of a partnership with their spouse, much like how they would decide to lose weight or go back to school. Therefore, they begin the divorce process.

There are no truly compelling financial reasons for people to file for divorce during this month, so this seems to be the most understandable explanation. Otherwise, couples may just so happen to file for a divorce in the month of January. In general, individuals file for a divorce during seasons of reflection, be that Mother’s Day or New Year’s Eve.

Seeking the assistance of a qualified attorney

If you are considering filing for a divorce in January, you should meet with your attorney to discuss your individual circumstances and how you should proceed. A good attorney can help you file for a divorce and get around economic or social issues with your spouse. They will also be able to inform you of how to broach the subject of divorce and what you should do before you begin the divorce process. In the end, you can decide what to do based on what you believe will be the best course of action for all parties involved.