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Divorce filings increase after the holidays pass by

There are a multitude of scenarios in which couples in Montana and elsewhere may decide to part ways. Even if a couple has already decided that divorce is the best path, they may still worry that the timing may be off, especially during the holidays. However, once the holiday season comes to a close, studies suggest that divorce filings see a substantial rise.

A couple may wish to wait until after the holidays to make such a major life change under a variety of circumstances. For example, couples who have children together might not want the news of divorce to disrupt holiday celebrations. Parents may also wish to use this time to form a strategy on how to speak to their kids about the coming changes and gain a better understanding of how to address any challenges their kids may experience.

However, such a decision may have nothing to do with kids, and could instead stem from a fear of how others will view the situation. This could be especially intimidating for couples who are active on social media, as they may be trying to fit in with other families who appear to be happy during the holiday season. The tax changes that took effect at the start of the year may also have caused some couples to wonder if waiting was the best option.

Once divorce is the chosen path, individuals in Montana may wish to begin taking measures to prepare for what comes next. Since the process can be complex, one could benefit from speaking with a family law attorney early on for guidance in covering every crucial aspect of divorce. An attorney can help a client better understand what to expect and assist him or her in pursuing the best outcome possible during subsequent legal proceedings.

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