Divorce filings spike after the holidays by as much as 25 to 30 percent, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' president. Not only do holidays tend to bring forth a lot of emotional issues and tension, it can also bring about a lot of financial issues.
A recent study by two sociologists from Bowling Green State University found that divorce rates for those below the age of 50 are declining or staying the same. It also found that for every four people divorcing, one is over the age of 50.
So you already agreed to get married, and you've been planning it for months. The big day is quickly drawing near, but you're suddenly getting a bit worried. You still want to get married, but seeing that date so close on the calendar has you thinking about the legal side of the wedding, about signing that contract and about what might happen if you end up getting divorced.
The end of a marriage is not something many people celebrate. The divorce process can be taxing on your emotions and your finances. After your divorce, you may not feel like celebrating the holiday season, but you may find there are a few things that you can enjoy.
Holidays are all about family time. Even if you and your spouse got divorced, you want to make sure you still focus on the family-oriented aspects of the holiday for your children.