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January is the most popular month to file for divorce

It’s a tradition to have a New Year’s resolution, but some may be surprised to find that the resolution is filing for divorce. Nonetheless, there have been many studies on the timing of divorces, and January is the most common month to do it. Other supporting data comes from Google (the search topic “divorce” peaks for the year during the week of Jan. 6-12), and even Pinterest (queries for “divorce party” went up 21% from December 2018 to January 2019).

Why January?

While it may be a resolution, there are also several good reasons for filing in January:

  • After the holidays is better: Couples who decide to divorce may wish to give the kids one more Christmas with the family together before breaking the news. It also enables parents to avoid awkward conversations with extended family on a sensitive new topic.
  • It can take time: States have different waiting periods, and Colorado has a minimum of 90 days from filing or serving papers (whichever comes later).
  • Litigation takes more time: If the couple can’t come to an understanding, they must litigate. Family court schedules are crowded, plus attorneys need time to prepare the case.
  • The calm after the storm: The holidays can be stressful and busy, so many will take a few days or weeks afterward to confirm this critical decision.
  • Things returned to normal: Perhaps a spouse was on good behavior over the holidays, but then old habits settled in again.

Your next step is a phone call

Once you make a decision, it is best to schedule consultations with a few different family law attorneys. Each has their style and approach, and it is smart to work with an attorney who fits the client's needs and wants.

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