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Divorce expected to rise after holidays

Irreconcilable differences in a marriage can bubble over at any time of the year. However, it is particularly common for people in Texas to pursue divorce directly after the New Year's holiday. Many times, people who are contemplating divorce start inquiring about the process during the months of November and December before moving forward with the process in January.

One of the reasons people start to think about divorce during the holidays is because money problems can put strain on a relationship. In addition, some people prefer to keep their holidays as pleasant as possible for the children. As a result, they avoid bringing up divorce until the holidays are over.

In other situations, the time that people spend with their family members seems to cover up their marital issues. Then, after Christmas, the problems they struggled with before the holidays crop up again, driving some to finally start divorce proceedings. In addition, some people whose marriages are on the rocks use the holidays as a time to see if there is a chance they can overcome their issues. If no improvement happens, they are prepared to split up after the new year.

Individuals in Texas who are ready to divorce may feel overwhelmed about where to start. A family law attorney can help them to navigate the process from start to finish, seeking outcomes that are personally favorable in light of individual circumstances. Anyone going through divorce in the Lone Star State has the right to pursue his or her best interests during this type of family law proceeding.

Source: wtsp.com, "Tis the season to split up! January busy month for divorces", Isabel Mascarenas, Dec. 13, 2016

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