Across the U.S., January typically sees the most new divorce filings of the calendar year, earning it the nickname, "Divorce Month." There is an intuitive reason for this, of course, as January is traditionally a time of new beginnings. When the New Year rolls around, many people commit to turning over a new leaf and making resolutions, and this often means taking action on matters they have been pushed to the sidelines.
There's lots of reasons why the divorce rate spikes each January. And in this recent piece from The Huffington Post, author Bari Zell Weinberger does a great job of explaining them... and if you plan to divorce, why the timing is actually strategic.