If you are considering divorce now that the holidays are over, you are not alone. A recent article from the Chicago Tribune indicates that divorce rates surge following Christmas and New Year’s Day. For many, the timing just makes sense.

One Last Shot For The Marriage

There are many reasons for the post-holidays increase in divorce filings. The article indicates that many couples see Christmas as one last shot for the marriage, one last chance to see if the flames can be rekindled. Other couples may simply have pushed through the holidays together for the sake of the children. Then there are those who see the new year as the perfect time to move on from an unhappy marriage.

Timing is important, because divorce can be a complex and stressful process. Logistically, it is reasonable to want to get the holidays out of the way before undertaking this process. There are also practical concerns. As the article points out, the timing of your divorce can impact how you file your taxes.

If The Timing Is Right For You

If you are ready to move forward with a divorce or you have questions, you should get in touch with an experienced family law attorney. Your attorney can help you understand the interplay between your divorce and any other upcoming events in your life to determine whether the timing is right for you. If it is, your attorney can protect you and guide you through the process, addressing property division, child custody and more.