Divorces increase after the holidays
Many couples ring in the New Year with a split.
January is widely regarded as "divorce month," and for good reason. More divorces are filed in January than any other month.
In fact, there's such a spike in divorce filings after the holidays, professionals prepare themselves for the boom. Divorce lawyer James Gross of law firm Thyden, Gross & Callahan told YourTango:
"Some attorneys take the last two weeks of the year off to get ready for the rush. January really does see a lot of divorces."
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"People somehow expect the job of the season is going to correct a troubled marriage," Wall says. "And it never does."
"Divorce is far less a stigma than it used to be. However, the current economic conditions may force many people to remain unhappily married due to financial constraints."
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