While trying to establish a connection between recessions and marriages, sociologists discovered something else: the first quantitative evidence of a seasonal pattern for divorce filings.
The University of Washington researchers found that divorce filings consistently peak during two months – March and August.
Why these months? Researchers believe that the spikes during these particular months are due to the easing of social expectations, such as holidays, birthdays, or other transition points such as the end of summer break.
On the bright side, the U.S. divorce is on the decline and has been since the 1980s (when that 50% divorce statistic took hold). Experts attribute the drop to millennials who are waiting longer to get married. Newer estimates put the chance of uncoupling at closer to 40%. That number rises for second marriages and beyond.
Should you or a loved one wind up needing advice with regards to divorce (or another marital legal issue, such as prenuptial agreements, child custody, child support, alimony, property division, etc.), the Wise Family Law Division of Altman & Associates is here to help.
We believe that divorce proceedings can be calm, cooperative, and strive for as little financial burden as possible to the divorcing couple. That’s why we work with our clients to come to the most agreeable middle-ground solution possible, avoiding costly and stressful litigation whenever we’re able. In the unfortunate situations where common ground can’t be found, we’re prepared to pursue the best outcome for you through litigation.