James R. Schaffer, P.A.
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Will divorce filings spike in January in Florida?

| Jan 9, 2020 | Divorce |

Anyone in Florida who has ever gone through a divorce probably knows that there isn’t exactly a right time to begin the process. In many cases, the divorce simply occurs whenever it becomes obviously that the marriage in question cannot be saved, and that the spouses would be better off without each other. However, a recent report noted a trend that, based on some statistical studies, seems to have merit: divorce filings oftentimes spike in January.

The report noted that in certain states, including Florida, the month-to-month comparison between divorce filings in December and January does indeed show an increase in the number of divorce filings in the first month of the year. There could be any number of reasons why states throughout the country see this increase in January. The recent article noted that, for some people, the start of the new year is a time when they reflect and believe that they will be better off with a new start, and that includes with their relationship.

For other couples who may be on the verge of a divorce, the end-of-year holiday season may be viewed as one last shot to make the marriage work by spending time together, and with friends and family, in good-natured and fun situations. However, when the holidays don’t provide the solution, January hits and couples begin talking to their family law attorneys.

Only time will tell if this January will see another spike in divorce filings in Florida. However, for those who are contemplating divorce, getting the right information about their own unique family and financial situations will be crucial to getting through the case successfully.