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Study Suggests the End of Summer May Be a "Peak Period" for Divorce

Posted on in Divorce

Divorce rates have been known to rise and fall throughout the year. However, a new study suggests that these occasional increases and decreases may be more than simple coincidence. In fact, a recent study suggests that they may even be seasonal, occurring most often after a holiday period, including summer break and winter holidays. Researchers weighed in on why they think these seasonal divorce trends exist.

Expectations and Hope for a Better Marriage May Play a Role

Over the course of a 14-year study, researchers found that divorce rates generally increased during the months following major holiday periods (early spring after the winter holidays and early fall after the summer break) - sometimes by as much as 30 percent. They suggested a number of possible factors that could contribute to these "seasonal" divorce rates, including the possibility that couples may become hopeful that things will improve during the holidays. When the holiday fails to live up to their expectations, they may become disappointed and decide to move forward with the process of divorce.

Some May Simply Wait Until a "Better Time" to File

Another possible suggestion for the seemingly seasonal rise in divorce rates is that some couples may have decided to file prior to the holiday but may be waiting for a "better time" to do so. In some cases, it could be a matter of finances. However, in many others, it could simply be a matter of not wanting to ruin a family experience with devastating news. This could be especially true when it comes to couples with children, who may have planned family outing or vacations before planning to file.

Filing for Divorce? Contact our DuPage County Divorce Lawyers

One of the major drawbacks to filing for divorce at the end of the summer is that children are just starting back to school. Already overwhelmed with back-to-school shopping, new class schedules, or maybe even a new school, this can add extra stress to an already fractured family. In such instances (and many others), it is critical to seek help from an experienced divorce lawyer.

At The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., we know that you already have enough to worry about. This is why our DuPage County divorce lawyers provide comprehensive services that are specifically tailored to your needs. Committed advocates, we handle your divorce with the skill and professionalism it deserves. To learn more about how we can help with your case, call us at 630-462-9500 today.



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