January is a time to make New Year's Resolutions and one thing I have noticed over the years is that a lot of people make a resolution to live a happier life around New Year's, and for many of them, this means taking the first steps towards getting a divorce. Although reportedly the number one New Year's resolution people make is to spend more time with their family, a lot of people make a resolution to spend a lot less time with one particular family member: their spouse. Going hand in hand with the resolution to "enjoy life more" is to enjoy life more, single.
While new divorce clients do not often call during the December holidays, the phone starts to ring (a lot) after January 1. People want to try and make it through the holidays (or do not want to ruin them for their families), so they often hold out to talk to a divorce attorney until January. Having made it through the holidays, those who are unhappily married often resolve to live happier times ahead.
If you are among thoe who have resolved to live a happier life this year, and have questions regarding a divorce, or are interested in filing for divorce, please feel free to call my office at (301) 444-4660. I would be happy to discuss your options with you and, hopefully, make 2013 a happier year for you.