March is the 'divorce' month

February 29, 2012
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Move over January, March is taking over as the month when divorce filings peak.

January has typically been the month when most people research and file for divorce, according to FindLaw.com. And while that month still sees an increase in filings as compared to the rest of the year, it turns out that March may be considered by divorce attorneys the new “divorce month.”

FindLaw.com – a consumer-focused legal information website – researched divorce filings in the U.S. between 2008 and 2011 with Westlaw and found that divorces spike in January and continue to rise until they peak in late March. The website also found that online searches for “divorce,” “family law,” and “child custody” jumped 50 percent from December 2010 to January 2011, and the number continued to go up through March.

January has always been a popular time to research and file for divorce because it’s just after the holidays. People may have tried to either save their marriages during that time or decided to wait it out to avoid additional stress, according to researchers. Income tax filings may also play a factor.

Indiana divorce attorneys, do you agree with these findings? Is the first quarter of the year your busiest time?

 

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