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January ranks high for getting a divorce

The beginning of 2020 may signify the ending of a marital union for many couples in the Bay Area. The reason for this is that research shows that January happens to be the most common month for getting a divorce. Here are a couple of reasons why January is such a popular divorce month.

First, as people start the new year, they may be interested in experiencing fresh starts on a romantic level, which means ending their marriages and embracing new romantic relationships. Getting divorced is a sure way for people to change their lives if they are not happy with their current circumstances. Fortunately, if both parties are on board with getting divorced, this may make the process even faster and more amicable.

Second, many people get divorced in January because they want to avoid ending their marriages during the holiday season. This is particularly true if they have children, as they want to avoid child custody battles at Christmas time. Meanwhile, other parents decide to postpone their divorce filings to January because they had hoped they could resolve their marital problems during the holidays but could not.

The divorce process can be tough to navigate no matter when it begins. However, an attorney in the Bay Area can provide the guidance required to deal with matters like child custody and asset distribution outside of court or even at divorce trial if litigation cannot be avoided. The attorney's main aim is to make sure that the client's best interests are protected every step of the way.

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