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New year, new relationship status? Divorce common in January

Getting through the holidays can be more difficult for some Utah residents than others. This season can be filled with many emotions, and it is possible for the stress associated with multiple family gatherings and end-of-the-year obligations to bring more negative emotions to the forefront. In fact, it is common for holiday strain to cause couples to consider divorce.

With January just around the corner, many people may be thinking about the ways that they can improve their lives in the coming year. It may be of little surprise to some that getting divorced may seem like an improvement to those who are in unhappy marriages. Because couples and parents certainly do not want to spring the news of ending a marriage right before Christmas, individuals often wait until after the new year to begin the marriage dissolution process.

Getting started early in the year can also be helpful because divorce can take a considerable amount of time. As a result, if a case takes months to complete, individuals may still have the majority of their year to get their new affairs in order. If parties truly believe that the new year could mean a new relationship status, they may want to make sure they have the right information before getting started.

Divorce is not a simple task, but it does not necessarily have to be a contentious one. Even if individuals no longer get along well enough to stay married, they may be able to remain amicable enough to have civil legal proceedings. Utah residents who may have a goal of divorcing next year could find it helpful to start the process by consulting with family law attorneys.

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