3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until After the Holidays to File for Divorce

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until After the Holidays to File for Divorce

If a divorce is on the horizon for you and your spouse, but you want to wait until after the holidays to file, you may want to think again. The downsides of waiting might outweigh your good intentions. Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t wait until after the holidays to file for divorce.

1. Waiting to Divorce Won’t Make the Holidays Happy

The holiday season evokes joy, peace, and happiness for many. You may think that waiting to divorce will give your children and family a chance to experience these feelings together one last time. However, if you and your spouse are heading for a divorce, the opposite is likely to occur when holiday stress exacerbates disagreements.

2. The Process May Take Longer

Because many people have the idea of filing for divorce as a New Year’s resolution, the courts get overloaded in January. If you want a faster divorce process, you may want to start your resolutions early this year.

3. Domestic Violence Often Increases in the Winter

Domestic violence often increases in the winter as families spend more time together. If your home has a history of violence, “cabin fever” may make matters worse. Staying in an unsafe environment is dangerous and not advised.

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About Oliver Ross

Oliver Ross, JD*, PhD founded Out-of-Court Solutions Inc. in 1995 and since then has mediated over 3,000 divorce and family matters. He is a select member of the Maricopa Superior Court Family Mediation roster