Planning For a Divorce in The New Year

When the new year starts, many find themselves trying to accomplish resolutions designed to build them a healthier and happier life. For some, this can mean it’s finally time to step aside from your marriage and file for divorce.  

Why is January a Popular Month For Divorce?

It’s true; January is one of the most popular months for divorce. In fact, it has been dubbed “Divorce Month” by many in the legal profession due to its high rate of filings. But why is this? 

There are a few main reasons that January sees more divorces than other months. First, the holidays often bring out unresolved issues and tensions between couples who would otherwise remain together. This can lead to increased arguments and disagreements, which may result in a decision to end the marriage. Additionally, after spending time with family members during the holidays, some people may feel like their current relationship does not measure up or meet their expectations for what a marriage should be like. Finally, people often use New Year’s resolutions as motivation to make changes in their lives, including ending unsatisfying relationships and starting fresh with someone new.

Getting Prepared For Your Divorce

Here are some tips to keep in mind as you begin the process of planning for a divorce in the new year:

  • Gather your important documents – The first step in preparing for your divorce is gathering any relevant documents, such as financial statements, personal information, and tax returns. This will help you and your attorney create an accurate picture of your overall financial situation. Additionally, if you have children, it’s important to collect any related documents, such as birth certificates or custody agreements. Having these documents on hand will make it much easier to file paperwork with the court and settle your case quickly. 
  • Find an attorney you can trust – It’s important to have an experienced family law attorney guide you through the divorce process. Not only will they provide valuable legal advice, but they can also help ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed correctly and filed on time with the court. Your divorce attorney can also represent you during negotiations with your spouse or their lawyer so that you receive a fair outcome in court. Additionally, they can refer you to other professionals who can assist with aspects of your case, such as financial planning or mental health counseling.  
  • Take care of yourself – As you plan for your divorce, remember to take care of yourself emotionally during this difficult time. Being mindful of your mental health is essential; make sure you’re getting enough rest and taking care of your health so that your body has enough energy to cope with stressors associated with divorce proceedings. It’s also important to reach out for help when needed; speaking with friends or family members who have gone through similar experiences can often provide comfort and support during what can otherwise be an isolating experience. 
  • Focus on the big picture – The divorce process can be difficult and is the beginning of a big change in your life; the decisions you’ll make during your divorce will have an impact on you and your family’s futures, so don’t get too distracted by arguments over little things and keep the big picture in mind. Once a settlement has been reached, you’ll feel relief and will be ready for the next exciting step in your life. 

Contact Our Office Today For a Consultation With Our Expert NJ Divorce Lawyer!

When going through a divorce, you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney on your side to guide you through the process. Attorney Blake W. Rush at the Law Office of Blake W. Rush has more than 17 years of experience representing spouses in both amicable and contested divorces throughout New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania and has been board-certified as a Matrimonial Law Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court. 

Give our firm a call at (903) 713-9800 or visit our website to contact us and learn more about how we can help you.

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