The Valentine’s Day Spike in Divorces

Many Chicago divorce attorneys see a spike in new divorce filings around Valentine’s Day. January is usually the busiest month for new divorce cases but mid-to-late February is the second-busiest time for new divorces. The reason for the Valentine’s Day spike may be that the holiday reminds people that they are unhappy and disappointed in their marriage. Another factor is probably a continuation of what makes January “divorce month”: people wait until after the holidays to start their divorce. Further, many companies announce bonuses around this time and some people want to see what their bonus or their spouse’s bonus will be before deciding if it is the right time to start the divorce. The “right” time to file for divorce is fact-specific. The Chicago divorce lawyers at The Witt Law Firm, P.C. can advise you of whether this may be a good time for you to start your divorce or whether you may benefit from delaying, if possible. Of course, sometimes factors outside of your control dictate when your divorce starts. Either way, we can help you meet your legal goals and protect your interests in your divorce.

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