According to Research from the University of Washington, the number of divorce filings in a number of states consistently peaks in the months of August and March. What’s behind the monthly up-tick?
Several factors could be at play. Spouses may decide to file for divorce in August, following the family vacation and before the kids start school. But what explains the spike in March, several months after the winter holidays? One can only speculate. Maybe it is part of Spring cleaning, getting ready for the summer and getting your new figurative house in order. Filing for divorce is emotionally difficult and can be a big step. Maybe some spouses find the courage during these months for some reason.
If this is your season for divorce, Collaborative Divorce may give you more control over your separation than a traditional divorce.
Rather than having a judge deciding your family’s future, you will have the control to determine your own future. A Collaborative Divorce allows you and your spouse to make flexible agreements that address the financial, psychological and legal aspects of your particular divorce. A Collaborative Divorce also takes the entire family into account. A Collaborative Divorce is about creating durable agreements with lasting positive consequences.
The Collaborative Divorce team is often made up of a lawyer and a combination of financial, mental health and/or child specialists.
These jointly retained specialists help couples navigate divorce and negotiate solutions that are mutually beneficial. The Collaborative Divorce process is also a popular alternative for those who want more privacy in their divorce, rather than airing out grievances at the public courthouse. While this process is becoming popular for divorcing spouses, it is becoming increasingly popular with divorce attorneys who want to help make divorce less contentious and less painful for families.