The first month of 2019 is reportedly the most popular time of year to file for divorce. January, lawyers tell us, is divorce month. Sure, the holidays are hectic, and relationship issues can come into sharper focus when stressed-out couples spend more time together. But is January’s bad rap really deserved?
For better or worse, the numbers suggest that “Divorce Month” is real. According to statistics published by eDivorcePapers.com, January has the most legal breakups.
Certified divorce consultant Cathy Meyer agrees: “Absolutely. January consistently sees the most divorce filings. It just really amazes me, though it probably shouldn’t…my own husband left in January.”
Some say that couples have reached a decision to divorce before the holidays, but they wanted to give the children one last happy holiday.
They wanted to enjoy family and friends one last time before filing for divorce.
Some divorce from the stress of the holiday shopping, and getting together with relatives, and the constant being together as a couple. If there were problems before, the holidays can be a constant irritant.
Some see the year-end as a time of reflections and resolutions. “Unhappy spouses assess their situation and say to themselves, ‘I just can’t take another year like this.”
And that leads to the major reason to sell the home. Many couples, once they have decided to divorce, want to sell the house fast and start a new life.
Many people, when confronted with the prospect of divorce, want to know how assets will be divided. How they will maintain their standard of living? Who gets the house? How can we sell the house fast?
If there is child custody involved, I would guess the courts put more emphasis on keeping a parent and children in the house when it comes to settlement. Don’t forget debts are part of the process. For more information about a Missouri Divorce, see our recent blog post.
When it comes to children involved in the divorce, the main principle is to recognize the duty of both parents to contribute to the support of their children in proportion to their respective net incomes.
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