January Is Big Month for Divorce

As the holiday season comes to an end, some married couples in Minnesota are deciding to part ways. Though divorce may be something that people think about for a long time, often January is the month that they choose to file the paperwork. The first month of the year has gotten such a reputation for an increase in divorce filings that the month has been nicknamed ‘divorce month” by some lawyers.

Often, what people search for on the Internet is what’s heaviest on their mind, and Google Trends shows that ‘divorce” searches reach their peak around the second week of January. Searches on Pinterest show a similar trend, with the term ‘divorce party” rising by around 21 percent from December to January. Researchers looking at divorce filings from 2001-2015 found that there was a consistent increase in filings from December to January.

The holiday season can be stressful for some couples, and some people who are looking into the January divorce trend say that the holidays place more stress on already troubled marriages. Other people say that married couples with children might be trying to delay divorce filings until after the holidays so that they do not upset the children more than necessary.

A person who has decided to file for divorce in January may want to have representation from a divorce attorney. An attorney may be able to help a divorcing spouse to negotiate for a settlement that is in their best interest. If there are disagreements over the ownership of certain property, an attorney may help a divorcing spouse to argue their case.

Categories

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Personalized Attention & Carefully Curated Legal Plans

    Our top priority is to secure successful results for our clients, and we dedicate the full time and attention that every case deserves so we can secure the results that our clients are looking for. We offer the combined insight and experience of a premier team of Minnesota attorneys, and have an impressive track record to back up our claims. We represent over 2,000 individuals and a large variety of businesses throughout northeastern Minnesota, resolving their most sensitive and difficult legal challenges through detailed representation and skilled trial advocacy.

  • Decades of Legal Excellence

    Trenti Law Firm is the largest firm in the region, and each of our firm’s attorneys is native to the Iron Range. With locations throughout Minnesota — in Virginia, Cloquet, Hibbing and Ely — we have a professional and personal interest and commitment to serving people across the region. As one of the region’s largest law firms, we combine the knowledge and service of seven attorneys, five legal assistants and four support staff members to get you the support you need during this difficult time.

  • Elite, Distinguished & Experienced Legal Representation

    Our firm has earned/maintains the AV Preeminent rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. The Av Rating is the highest possible rating given by Lexis-Nexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review for a lawyer and is established wholly on a peer-review basis. The AV Preeminent designation signifies that attorneys have been rated by Judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating for legal abilities and ethical standards.

You're Hurt. We're Here.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.