Why Divorce Rates Skyrocket in the New Year

While couples may come to the decision to file for divorce at any point of the year, January is unofficially known as “Divorce Month,” and with good reason. The start of the new year often sparks an uptick in files for divorces, but why? Due to the complexities involved, there are some practical reasons why the new year is a popular time to file for divorce.

Mr. David Badanes Esq. of Badanes Law Office on Long Island shared his insight as to why divorce rates rise in the new year.

  • The Holidays. The months of November and December are filled with holidays and family time. Due to the holidays, people often want to put off filing for a divorce. Some couples also are holding out hope that the holidays will result in a rekindling of the marriage.  As a result, if a couple is thinking about getting a divorce, they likely won’t act during the holiday season. In addition, as fun as the holidays are, they also can be stressful, and families often don’t want to add more stress with the conversation about divorce. After the holidays are over, many people will feel like they can finally take action to start the divorce process.
  • New year, new you. The new year is the time of resolutions and making changes. Many people reevaluate their life at the beginning of the new year, which may prompt people to come to the decision that divorce is the best option for themselves and their family. Whether the motivation is to live up to a resolution to make the healthiest decisions for themselves or to have a fresh start for the whole family, the new year often is the time when these desires turn into action.
  • Tax reasons. When you’re married, you can file taxes jointly, but a divorce takes away this option. Sometimes, for very practical financial reasons, a couple may decide to wait until the new year to file for divorce in order to help the transition between this shift or to avoid financial problems.

There are many reasons people may wait to file for divorce until the new year. However, the most important reason to file for divorce is always because you believe it is the right decision for yourself and your family. While practical reasons may push back filing for divorce until January, it’s important to start the new year doing what is best for your family.

David Badanes, Esq. and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. provides real-world advice to help you through this challenging time. If you are contemplating getting a divorce, and need an attorney to represent you, call David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office today at 631-239-1702, email at david@dbnylaw.com or visit our web site: www.dbnylaw.com. The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport, Suffolk County and Uniondale, Nassau County.

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Why You Should See an Attorney Before the Holidays

For couples who are thinking about getting divorced or having marital difficulties the Holidays can be a very stressful time of year.  Many couples will wait until January to start a divorce.  However, there are a many good reasons why you should see an attorney before the Holidays start or before the New Year.

#1: You and your attorney will have more time to focus on your case. Many attorneys will have more time before the Holidays start and before the New Year.  Many attorneys get very busy after the New Year.  By making an appointment before the Holidays start, you and your attorney will have more time to focus on your case.  It also just might be easier to get a more convenient time for an appointment before the Holidays start.  It is important to remember, that you can see your attorney and even retain your attorney without actually filing for the divorce until after the New Year.

#2: You will have more time to get your documents together.  Although, you might not formally start your divorce until after the New Year, with the added time, you can start gathering the financial documents that your divorce attorney will need.  You may also have more time off which will also give you the opportunity to get these documents.

#3: You will have more time to adjust to the divorce.  With the added time, you can use this extra time to see a counselor, social worker or other mental professional.  A divorce is stressful and seeing a counselor or social worker may be a good idea.

If you are considering getting divorced, it might be a good idea to see an attorney before the Holidays start.  David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office, P.C. have the experience and knowledge to help you.  David Badanes has represented hundreds of clients.  See how David Badanes has helped others and read his reviews on Google.  Mr. Badanes represents clients in Suffolk County, Nassau County and in New York City.

David Badanes and the Badanes Law Office can be contacted at 631-239-1702, email at david@dbnylaw.com or visit our website at www.dbnylaw.com.  The Badanes Law Office has offices in Northport and Uniondale.

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