Given the fact that its February, we’re deep in the middle of divorce season. This is because January and February are known by family law attorneys as the “busiest time of year for divorce filings.” As divorce attorneys, we’re often asked, “What are the most important things I need to know about divorce?” so, we decided to come up with a list of some of the most shocking things about divorce – facts that all spouses should know.
1. September and January are the busiest divorce months.
Are you trapped in an unhappy marriage? If your marriage is hanging by a thread, there’s a good chance that this family summer vacation may be your last. It’s sad, but the truth of the matter is that the divorce peak comes twice a year: after summer and Christmas holidays.
2. Social media and the internet are destroying marriages.
Just ask any divorce attorney and they’ll quickly admit that social media and the internet have led to the demise of countless marriages. For starters, it’s easier than ever before to connect with old lovers via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and even LinkedIn, though most spouses rekindle old love affairs through Facebook. Tinder on the other hand, makes it a cinch to hook up to new and exciting people. So, has your spouse’s social media addiction caused them to stray? You can read more about it here.
3. Mediation is the ideal alternative.
If the parties fail to collaborate, the divorce costs and legal fees can add up. Not only does this drain the marital estate (which directly affects the spouses’ settlement), but nobody wins. If you want a cost-effective divorce – consider divorce mediation. It is a great way for you and your spouse to sever ties in a positive way. With the help of a skilled mediator, you save heartache, money and time.
4. Physical attraction can be blinding.
For some people, buying a house or a car is more difficult than choosing a life partner, even though the ill effects of a bad marriage can be long-lasting! Over the years, we’ve heard many stories of clients confirming that an intense physical attraction can be blinding – they can cause people to ignore the red flags that are right in front of them. We’ve heard too many stories about incompatibility that was ignored by couples blinded by love. Usually, once the reality of married life would set it, they’d be faced with huge disappointments.
Are you looking for a San Diego divorce attorney? To schedule a free, confidential consultation, contact Claery & Hammond, LLP.