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January is a popular month for divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 13, 2020 | Divorce

January is the beginning of a new year, but for many people, this month marks the end of their marriages. This month is so popular for divorces that people in the field often refer to it as Divorce Month. It tops all other months for the number of filings every year. If you want to get a divorce in New Jersey, this might help you make that decision or decide to wait. 

On one hand, knowing you will not be alone can be comforting, especially when going through something as serious as the end of your marriage. However, it will also mean courts will have busy schedules, so you may have delays in finalizing the process. In any case, it is important to make sure that now is the right time for you. There are many reasons why people choose to start the divorce process in January. 

Financial applications 

According to Fox Business, many people decide to wait until January because they receive large bonuses during the holiday season. They feel by waiting, it will help them avoid issues with having to divide that bonus. In addition, waiting until the new year starts can make tax time a bit easier since you will be able to file together as a married couple. 

The holidays 

Also, waiting allows you to get through the holidays. It is hard to go through a divorce, and if you have children, filing before the holidays could put a damper on celebrations. Also, you get to avoid the struggles of figuring out custody arrangements over the holidays. 

New year, new you 

The new year is about starting fresh and letting go of things you no longer want in your life. For many people, this means a marriage that is no longer working. That makes January the perfect time to start over and file for divorce. 

While many people have their own reasons for filing for divorce, you should take the time to make sure this is what you want to do. If you do want to file, you will know you are not alone in doing so in January. 


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