Did this year's holiday season with family match your definition of "happy?" If not, you're probably not alone. In fact, the divorce rate spikes at the beginning of every year. Family law attorneys around the country report that rates of filing are nearly one-third higher beginning in January and continuing through March.
In between dividing assets, planning to relocate, and deciding on a parenting plan it is easy to forget to take a moment and breathe. Divorce can leave adults with natural feelings of loss and depression. As a parent it is important to consider that mental health after divorce will have a major impact on children.
Thanks to everything from popular television shows and films to the experiences of family members and friends, most people have certain preconceived notions about the divorce process. Namely, they automatically anticipate that it will be hostile, prolonged, costly and emotionally exhausting for all parties.
When parties divorce, they branch off to lead separate lives. A remarriage, job change or other opportunity could trigger the need for one party to move away from the other spouse.
According to one study conducted by researchers from Bowling Green State University, divorces among older individuals age 55-64, doubled between the 22 year period from 1990-2012. For those aged 65 and older, divorces tripled.
The month of January is all about having a fresh start. With a new year comes the opportunity to set goals and let go of the negative things in your life. If you are reading this, then your marriage may be one thing that you may be ready to let go of in 2016.
Today's 21st century society operates on a global scale. Many people are much more mobile than they have been in years past. Some are moving across the country; others are relocating clear across the globe.