January tends to be one of the busiest times of year for Colorado Springs divorce lawyers, and with good reason – couples typically choose to wait until after the holiday season to start the process. However, many couples would actually be much better served by starting the process as early as possible, rather than waiting until the new year. In this blog, we discuss several reasons why you may want to start the process sooner.
The Holidays Won't Change Much
When a couple truly believes that divorce is the best option for them, the joy of the holiday season is very unlikely to change things or bring them together. More often, the stress of visiting in-laws and putting on a "happy face" will make things more contentious and difficult. One thing the holiday season can change is your debt burden, which is the last thing you want to increase before a divorce.
You Need to Wait 90 Days
In Colorado, many couples grit their teeth through the holidays, then rush to a Colorado Springs divorce lawyer early in January. Many are surprised to learn that, after filing the initial petition for a divorce, it takes 90 days before it will be granted. For this reason, it is better to get started early so you can move forward with your life.
Children Are Smart
The main reason couples stay together during the holidays is to give their children a happy holiday experience, and this is very respectable. If you and your spouse can get along, then you may consider waiting until a bit after the holiday season. However, many couples on the verge of divorce do not get along, and instead try to fake it. However, children are much more perceptive than many adults give them credit for, and the manner in which their parents interact can put a damper on the holiday experience.
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At The Samuelson Law Firm, our experienced Colorado Springs divorce attorney understands the unique challenges you're facing during this difficult time. When you retain our firm, you can trust that your case is in the hands of a skilled, dedicated professional who truly cares about your best interests.
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