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Divorce season for a couple depends on various factors

A couple in Montana may have no other option but to get divorced if they cannot reconcile their differences. Now is apparently a popular time to end a marriage, with divorce filings peaking after winter holidays. The time of the year during which a couple chooses to get a divorce depends on various factors.

Research recently showed that weather sometimes plays a role in when people decide to get divorced. Another factor that people consider is the date they got married, or even perhaps the day they lost a loved one. Getting divorced during the holidays is not common because couples often use the holidays to try to improve their struggling relationships. Then, when they realize that their efforts were unproductive, they embrace divorce in the new year.

When a spouse has made the decision to get divorced, supporting him or herself with close friends and family can be helpful for developing the necessary emotional support. Seeking professional support from a psychologist or psychiatrist may even be more beneficial. In addition, creating a detailed daily plan for eating healthy and getting adequate sleep may help the spouse to feel at his or her optimal level during the divorce proceeding.  

Divorce is never an easy process. However, the more that spouses can find common ground when dealing with property division and other potentially contentious issues, the more palatable the divorce experience may be. An attorney can help with processes such as informal negotiations and divorce mediation to ensure that one's interests are protected in Montana.

Source:, "Is there a divorce season?", Dec. 27, 2017

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