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Will the new year bring a surge of divorce filings in Arizona?

On Behalf of | Jan 2, 2020 | Divorce

The holiday season will soon be in the distant rearview for our readers as 2020 gets started and people begin the new year. While many people will start the new year with resolutions they hope to keep, others will be headed to the courthouse to file for divorce.

A recent news report noted that, historically, divorce filings throughout the country surge during the month of January. Only time will tell if Arizona will be included in the rise of divorce filings in the new year, but it certainly seems to be the case that many couples who are experiencing relationship problems oftentimes decide to get through the holiday season before calling it quits. Perhaps this is more common for those couples who have minor children, but, either way, the legal process of divorce is still common enough in America.

A new year oftentimes brings with it a desire for a “clean slate,” as the recent news article mentioned. But, of course, the holiday season itself can be a terribly stressful time for many people, which may exacerbate relationship problems for married couples. Whatever the cause, thousands of divorce cases will be filed in Arizona in the new year as some people make the tough decision that their marriage has come to an end.

Arizona residents who have decided to proceed with a divorce in the new year will want to make sure that they take appropriate action to protect their legal rights. Property division, child custody, child support, and alimony are all important issues that must be decided in most divorce cases. Getting the right information about options is crucial.