Seattle Divorce Lawyer Discusses the Spring Surge in Divorces

The number of people searching for divorce information on the Internet picks up speed in January, and the number of people filing for divorce across the country begins to pick up at the beginning of the year and peaks in March. Divorce experts and researchers say that there are several possible reasons for the surge in spring divorces:

  • The stress of the holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are often filled with stress, travel, relatives, and time away from work. While these holidays are supposed to be filled with joy and loved ones, those in unhappy marriages may realize that they should be happier to be home. At the same time, the stress of the holidays could be the last straw for some who are already considering a break.
  • The obligations of the holidays. Some spouses are already sure they want a divorce when the holidays roll around – but don’t want to ruin the season with the paperwork and transition. Some want to spend the holiday with their kids, while others simply don’t want to add another to-do to the Christmas season.
  • After the affair. The holidays are also paired with higher rates of depression, more money issues, and a spike in the number of cheating spouses. A spouse who is unfaithful at the end of the year may file for divorce at the beginning of the New Year.
  • Approaching tax season. Spring is about rebirth – and it’s also about filing your taxes. Looking at your financial information from the last year can be extremely stressful, and paying taxes could have some thinking about filing separately by this time next year.
  • The New Year of new possibilities. With the end of another year, and warm weather on the horizon, spring may simply be a natural time to choose a new beginning and start fresh. Some may make a resolution to split at the beginning of the year and file for divorce around February or March.
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