January Begins the Divorce Season

For many people January is a time of resolutions and new beginnings. For some married couples, the desire to get a fresh start provides the catalyst for considering a divorce.

According to the legal industry website FindLaw.com, the number of searches for divorce-related information peaks in January and is accompanied by a spike in the number of divorce filings. The number of filings increases steadily until it peaks in March for the year.

“The year I got divorced was the worst year of my life. But the year after was the best year of my life.”

Now we’re in no way advocating that you consider a divorce simply because of the time of the year. We believe in long, loving, and strong marriages. So we would encourage people considering a divorce to first look at couples therapy to see where the roots of unhappiness lie. However, if you, or someone you know, believes divorce may be the only solution to your marriage, then we’ve compiled some helpful links to resources that may help.

Relationship Advice I Wish I’d Heard Before Getting Divorced | LifeHacker.com

Beautiful Advice from a Divorces Man After 16 Years of Marriage | JamesRussell.org

A List of Divorce Related Tips Especially Concerning Families | FamilyEducation.com

Financial Advice for Divorce: It’s a Business Deal | MiamiHerald.com

Financial Tips for Women Getting a Divorce | Forbes.com

It’s not an easy path. One client put it simply: “The year I got divorced was the worst year of my life. But the year after was the best year of my life.”

The good news is that since the late 1970’s, the rate of divorce has been steadily declining, according to a recent article in The New York Times. The factors and many and include people getting married later in life, changing gender roles, and longer relationships prior to marriage. Interestingly, longer marriages are causing a rise in the divorce rate among older people.