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Why Do People Wait Until the New Year to Get Divorced?

3 Reasons People Hold Off

The start of the new year is often a common time for people to file for divorce. But why is that the case? Why hold off on achieving a fresh start until the beginning of a new year? Continue reading to learn more.

1. Waiting Until the Holidays Are Over

Many people file for divorce at the start of the year because they don't want to ruin the holidays for their families. If they were to file during the holiday season, it would bring added stress and anxiety to an already difficult time. Plus, why add more drama to an already chaotic time of year?

2. A New Year Means a Clean Slate

For some people, starting the new year off with divorce means starting fresh. It's a way of wiping the slate clean and beginning anew. What better way to start off a new year than by making positive changes in your life?

3. Making Things Easier on the Kids

You might want to wait until after the holidays to file for divorce if you have kids. That way, they can enjoy the holiday season without dealing with the stress and upheaval of their parents getting divorced. Plus, you'll have one less thing to worry about during the holiday season.

What If You Can't Wait?

Of course, there are always exceptions. For example, if you're in an abusive relationship, you shouldn't wait until the new year to file for divorce. If you're facing any danger, you should take action immediately and get help from a professional.

The Bottom Line

If you're considering filing for divorce, you might want to wait until the start of the new year. There are several reasons why people choose to do this, including wanting to avoid ruining the holidays and wanting to start the new year off with a clean slate. However, you shouldn't wait if you're in a potentially dangerous situation. Get help from a professional if you're facing any danger.

Reach Out to an Attorney

If you are considering filing for divorce this year, reach out to the team at Pacific Cascade Legal. We're prepared to help you with all aspects of divorce and to get you started on your better life.

Learn more about how we can help with a divorce or schedule a consultation by calling (888) 981-9511 or visiting our website.