As new year’s resolutions are created, some couples may wish to make extreme changes and file for divorce. Filing for divorce early in the new year isn’t exactly uncommon — lawyers expect to see an increase of 25% to 30% of divorce filings during the month of January. Dubbed as “divorce month,” it may not surprise you to learn that 1 in every 5 couples consider divorce after the holiday season and during the new year.
It Just Isn’t Working For You and Your Spouse Anymore
Couples may file for divorce after realizing that their relationship is no longer what it was. If you believe the relationship cannot be salvaged, then divorce may be your best avenue towards change. You may not need to have hostile feelings towards each other but simply must understand that continuing the marriage may not be the best option for you. If your relationship is no longer a productive part of your life and your spouse feels more like a roommate — with no return — then it may be time to contact a trusted divorce attorney.
You May Have Learned Something that Has Caused Irreparable Damage to Your Relationship
During the holiday season, spending time with your families may reveal new information about your spouse that you did not already know. If this information is a “deal-breaker” or makes it incredibly difficult to communicate effectively, then irreparable damage may have been caused. Unfortunately, to leave this relationship, you will need to file for divorce from your spouse and claim that your marriage ended due to “irreconcilable differences,” to pursue a no-fault divorce.
You Wanted to Wait Until After the Holidays
You may have realized that you wanted to pursue a divorce in October or November but felt worried about filing for divorce during the holiday season. That’s extremely normal and is a main reason why divorce filings dip during the holidays. Now that the holiday season is over, filing for divorce may be the number one item on your to-do list this new year.
Pasadena Divorce Lawyers
Our divorce lawyers at Law Offices of Christopher L. Hoglin, P.C. specialize in approaching divorces with compassion. We understand that this may be a difficult time for your family and want you to know that we will be there for you, 24/7, to bring you peace of mind as we work on your divorce.
Are you filing for divorce this new year? Call our Pasadena divorce attorneys at (626) 653-4075 to schedule an initial consultation to learn more about how we can protect you during this troubling time.