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Many start divorce proceedings in Washington after Jan. 1

There seems to be an increase in calls to divorce lawyers during the month of January. Some married individuals in Washington will be among those seeking legal counsel regarding divorce. Opinions vary as to why January seems to be the month of choice for many who want to end a marriage.

The owner of a law firm in another state recently said that she tells her employees not to ask for time off in January because it tends to be such a busy month. Some say that the idea of starting a new life in a new year is what leads many to file for divorce during that time. Couples experiencing marital problems often set those issues aside when trying to maintain a festive atmosphere for their children during the holidays.

Once a new year is rung in, people seem more ready to face the reality of their situations. Tax-related issues and other financial matters seem to be leading factors behind the reasons some file for divorce at the start of a new year. One marriage counselor noted, however, that some couples make the mistake of rushing toward divorce in a new year without first exploring all other potential options for conflict resolution.

Those who have determined that legal intervention is needed to help obtain an amicable solution should know that there are experienced family law attorneys in the area to offer assistance. Every marriage is different, and every divorce is as well. No matter what time of year it happens to be, those with questions or concerns regarding the legal process can address such matters by contacting a Washington law office to schedule a consultation.

Source: nj1015.com, "The month when many marriages end", Dino Flammia, Jan. 3, 2016

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