Busiest Time of the Year for Divorce
Couples file for divorce every day, but there are particular times during the year that experience an especially higher volume of divorce filings than most other times. According to a study done by the University of Washington, divorce filings between the years 2001 and 2015 revealed that divorce peaked every year in March and August. Why were these months so busy for divorce?
Experts say that March and August are peak months for divorce for a number of reasons. Most spouses do not want to pull the plug during the holiday months, which are generally already overwhelming enough. For couples with children, springtime is not an ideal timeframe since children are still in school and things can get messy, which parents would like to avoid.
While not as popular as March and August, January is another popular month for divorce, given that people are geared up for New Year’s resolutions and are eager to make changes. This often means they were considering a divorce during the holidays, but hoped things would get better. When expectations are not met, they turn to divorce attorneys.
Illinois Divorce Attorneys
It is never easy to move forward with the decision to get divorced and, at Wakenight & Associates, P.C., we are here to help you get through what is undoubtedly an emotional experience with as much ease as possible. Seeking the guidance of a skilled attorney can help navigate the law, the courts, and protect your best interests. There are many aspects involved in a divorce case, including property division, spousal support, child custody, child support, and more. Let our experienced Illinois legal team guide you through this.
Contact any of our Illinois locations today to get started on your case and schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our team.