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Studies suggest divorce rates increase after the holidays

On Behalf of | Dec 23, 2019 | divorce/marital dissolution

With the end of the year approaching, many couples in California and elsewhere may be preparing to head into the new year with new resolutions for what comes next. Studies suggest that many of those who are looking ahead after the holidays may also find themselves contemplating the future of their relationships. Reports indicate that divorce rates are typically at their highest at the beginning of each year.

Recent reports indicate that there is an increased interest in the topic of divorce at the start of each year. Results from a recent study reportedly discovered a 21% increase in similar queries from December to January. While there are a variety of reasons that may contribute to this increase, experts indicate that the stresses of holiday travel and time spent with family members could play a significant role in such a decision.

Some may also feel that the wish to make changes in their lives could also prompt concerns that might place a strain on a marriage. In some cases, a couple who is experiencing marital struggles could also choose to wait until after the holidays are over to dissolve their marriage. Experts indicate that such a decision could stem from a desire to create a memorable holiday season for the kids.

Regardless of how or when it happens, going through a divorce can be a stressful process. Those who face a similar change in life and wish to seek advice on covering every crucial aspect of the process could benefit from speaking with an attorney early on. An attorney can help a client in California better understand what to expect from the process and assist him or her in forming a strategy to pursue the most favorable outcome possible during divorce proceedings.