It isn’t uncommon for couples in Texas and throughout the United States to get divorced in January. This is partially because they may feel more stress during the holiday season, and they may decide that it’s better to avoid going through the same experience in the future. Others may decide to file for divorce in January as a means of giving themselves a fresh start in the new year.
Parents tend to wait until after the holiday season as a means of protecting their young children. Parents want to make sure that their kids have at least one more happy Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner with their relatives.
Ideally, those who are seeking a divorce will learn as much as they can about the process of ending a marriage before doing so.This may make it easier to minimize the emotional and financial fallout that may occur when a marriage ends. Parents are encouraged to retain a relationship with their former spouse if at all possible. This is because they will likely be required to work together to raise their children for many years to come. It is worth noting that there was an 8% drop in the number of divorce filings between 2007 and 2017 according to CDC data.
A divorce may cause a person to feel a variety of emotions regardless of when it actually takes place. It may be a good idea to consult with an attorney prior to filing any paperwork. This may help a person understand the different methods of settling a divorce such as mediation or litigation and why they may be effective in a given case. It may also help a person learn about how spousal or child support awards are determined.