Research shows specific times of the year when divorce increases

Sep 2 2016 - Posted by , in Divorce, High Asset Divorce, Tagged in high asset divorce

Many Houston couples will come to learn the heartbreak and stress that a divorce can bring to their life this year. No one enters a marriage thinking it will end in divorce, but for many couples, this becomes reality.

New research suggests that there are certain times of the year when a couple is most likely to get divorced. The study by a major university analyzed divorce filings in that school’s state over 14 years. It found that divorce filings consistently peaked in August and March. These times of the year are often when families have just had a holiday or had been on vacation together. The time spent as a family together during these times may be disappointing and prove to be the catalyst for a person to file for divorce.

March is after the winter holiday season and August is the usual time for summer vacation. Although March is several months after the winter holidays, the delay may take into account the time it takes to gather paperwork, find an attorney, and get the courage necessary to go through with the divorce proceedings. With the start of school in late August, people may be in more of a rush to file for divorce before the kids start school. The study also looked at divorce rates in four other states and found the seasonal divorce rates to be similar.

Regardless of the time of year, a person who is considering a divorce may want to speak with a legal professional skilled in family law. An attorney has the experience necessary to guide their client through the divorce process and offer expert advice. A divorce is different for each couple, so having personalized guidance is important.

A divorce is full of emotions and stress. The end of a marriage can be a depressing time for a person, but having a professional on your side can help make sure the future will be secure.

Source:, “These are the times of year you’re most likely to get divorced“, Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Aug. 24, 2016

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