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Reasons to Wait until January to Divorce

Posted on January 02, 2013 in Divorce

According to a report by Reuters, it may be a good idea to wait until after the new year to file for divorce as opposed to doing it around the Christmas season. Many people would think that it is just about making the holiday a good one, however there are more reasons to consider waiting.

End of Year Bonus

If your spouse receives a holiday bonus from the job, they usually receive right around the Christmas time. Waiting until January makes those funds part of the family’s finances. Filing for the divorce before the disbursement of this money nullifies it from being community property. For some these bonuses can be pretty significant.

Emotions are Flying High

Emotions are always flying high during the holiday season as it is. Even though there are enjoyable times, it is also very stressful. You may have house guests and you may even see family that you only see once a year. This is not a good time to be going through divorce proceedings. Waiting until after the holidays helps both parties to keep a level head about the situation.

The Angry Shopper

It may be hard to believe, but some jilted spouses believe that the best revenge is a financial kick. They may decide to deliver a financial kick by running understood the credit card bills by buying everything that they can get their hands on. This may be done under the guise of shopping for the children but with a more malicious intent. Just as assets are split upon divorce, so are the debts.

Getting a divorce is never easy, no matter the time of year. However, an experienced Illinois divorce attorney can assist you in making good decisions when it comes to your divorce. Divorces are emotional and you need someone to handle it with an impartial hand.

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