People can decide to end their marriage for all kinds of reasons and at all times of the year, but for reasons that aren't entirely clear, some times appear to be more popular than others. As we discussed in a previous blog post, January is the busiest month for divorce filings. For Houston couples who have divorce in the back of their minds, there are pros and cons as to why January may make sense to file for divorce.
There are advantages to filing for divorce in January. The start of a new year can be a good time to make big personal steps in starting a new life. For that reason, January may be a good time to make the huge decision to initiate a divorce. Also, the holiday season is now many months away and family life has returned to a more normal state. January also means that the year-end income has been deposited and annual bonuses have likely arrived already. That income is subject to division during the divorce settlement.