Starting in January and continuing through March, attorneys see an uptick in the occurrence of divorce filings. Perhaps the holiday season pushed you to a final breaking point, or you were holding out on making a final decision for a couple of months until after the holidays passed.
Money can be tight during a divorce. Maybe you or your soon-to-be ex moved out of the marital home, and you are struggling to pay all the bills on your own. Or perhaps you are concerned about setting aside money for an attorney. You could also be worried that your former spouse will try to empty out your joint bank accounts.
Dividing assets and debts is one of the most upsetting elements of the divorce process. Even in the most amicable splits, it can be difficult to come to terms with the fact that you may have to divide nearly everything you have. And figuring out how to even do that can prove to be overwhelming.