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Is January the best time to file for a divorce?

| Dec 26, 2019 | divorce

The holiday period can put a strain on many people’s relationships. There is pressure both from an emotional and a financial perspective, and these pressures can take a toll on relationships.

If you have recently been reflecting on your marriage and you are considering filing for a divorce, you may wonder whether doing so in January is the best time to take action. January is nicknamed “divorce month” due to it being the most popular month of the year to get divorced. However, whether it will be the most beneficial time of year for you to proceed with your divorce filing is a different story. The following are some possible benefits of filing for divorce in January.

It’s simpler to divide assets

If you want to ensure that your spouse will try to stop you from gaining some of their incomo llme, filing for divorce at the beginning of a new year could solve this. It means that you will be entitled to a share of all their income from the previous year, including holiday bonuses.

You will enter the new year with a fresh perspective

Being optimistic about your future is a great way to start the new year. By taking action to address your unhappy marriage at the beginning of the new year, you will likely feel invigorated and ready to face the problems that come with a divorce head-on.

If you are unsure of whether filing for a divorce after the holiday periods a wise decision, it is a good idea to learn as much as you can so you understand the divorce timeline and know what to expect. Your attorney can provide the information and help you need.