Statistics Indicate Divorce Filings Vary By Season

A recent study by the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts has indicated that divorce filings consistently begin an upward trend in the spring. While this could be the result of a natural inclination to reevaluate what is working and what is not working in one’s life during the season of growth and renewal, it could also be the result of an unhappy couples New Year’s resolution to address an unhappy marriage.

It does appear that after the first of the year, many couples try marriage counseling one more time only to end up filing for divorce, or they simply begin gathering the required forms and necessary financial data they need to begin the process. Like March and April, August and September are also busy months primarily because unhappy couples often wait until summer vacation ends and for the kids to resume the consistency of their academic schedules before they file.

In contravention to the busy spring and late summer season for divorce, it is not surprising that the lowest number of divorce filings occur in the winter months during and after the holiday season.

Even though a couple’s ultimate decision to terminate their marriage is highly dependent on their individual circumstances, recent statistics indicate that there are consistencies based on seasonal influences. Regardless of the time of year, those seeking to understand their rights and options according to Colorado law should consult with a family law attorney for counsel and guidance. The Harris Law Firm has 19 skilled attorneys located in Denver, Englewood, Evergreen, and Fort Collins.

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