January is the time of year that most people chose to separate and start the divorce process. Here are some of the key reasons why they chose to end a marriage at the beginning of the year:
Spending More Time Together While On Holidays
Most couples are not usually together 24 hours of the day, except during holiday periods. During holidays, couples whose relationship is already under strain spend a lot more time together than they ordinarily do, which tends to create stress and highlight their difficulties. This often contributes to one or both of the parties deciding to separate from the other.
New Years Resolutions & Getting A Fresh Start For The Year
January is often a time when people assess where they are with their lives and what they want to achieve over the forthcoming year. When a person has been unhappy for a long time, the new year can be seen as a good time to make the difficult decision to separate, with a view to making a positive change to their lives.
Spending Christmas & The Holidays As A Family
Couples with children tend to avoid separating before Christmas because Christmas is supposed to be a festive time and they do not want their children to have their parents separate during this period. The children are on holiday during January so it can be difficult for parents to find the time to seek advice and make plans when they have the care of the children. Once the children go back to school or day care, parents often choose to separate because they then have time to seek advice and make decisions without the children being present.
Why Contact Farrell Family Lawyers If You Are Considering Divorce & Separation
It is important for someone who is recently separated or who is contemplating a separation to seek legal advice from an experienced family lawyer. Family lawyers are able to provide parties with advice about their legal entitlements, both in relation to a property settlement and in relation to children’s arrangements. They can also provide parties with advice about the key steps to take when they have recently separated and about the options that are available to them.
Call one of our experienced family lawyers on 8393 0144 for an obligation free discussion about your family law matter.