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January is nicknamed Divorce Month

With the holidays in the rearview mirror now, many individuals in Texas are already making plans for the new year. For some of these individuals, getting a divorce is at the top of the list. It is for this reason that January is often called Divorce Month among legal experts.

The first part of January is especially a popular time for new divorce filings. In fact, research shows that the subject of divorce ended up peaking between Jan. 6 and Jan. 12 of 2018. In addition, on the social media site of Pinterest, searches related to divorce parties increased about 21% on average between December and January of 2019.

One of the main reasons why the divorce filing rate peaks in January is because the holiday season has many stressors. These stressors include a significant amount of family time and travel. In the end, people may tell themselves that they refuse to go through the stressful holiday season again with their spouses. Furthermore, people may choose to get divorced in January because they want to make major improvements during the new year.

Those interested in getting divorced in Texas in the new year may understandably feel overwhelmed about where to start. However, a family law attorney can provide the guidance needed to file for divorce in court, serve divorce papers on their spouses and start tackling potentially complex divorce matters, such as property division, child custody and alimony. The divorce attorney’s chief goal is to make sure that the client’s best interests are protected from start to finish.