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Divorce filings likely to peak in Georgia after the holidays

Divorce is a common occurrence in the United States. As the holidays approach, however, the number of filings seems to decrease. Families tend to put off this difficult and stressful process until after the time that is supposed to be filled with joy and celebration. Those in Georgia who are considering divorce can seek assistance from professionals in family law. 

According to legal professionals, the number of people getting divorces generally increases from January to March. After the stress of the holiday season, couples often make moves to end their marriages. The intentions of many parents in this situation is to protect their children and not ruin this time of year. However, many children can sense the tension and may worry because of it. 

Parties who decide to begin the divorce process have many things to consider. Finances, including both debts and assets, and child custody all have to be discussed during divorce. In fact, finances cause many couples to wait until after the holiday season to begin the process. The cost associated with a divorce often deters a spouse until he or she feels prepared financially.

Whenever spouses do decide to begin the divorce process, they may seek the assistance of family law professionals. People with experience in this field can walk them through the process and help them as they make decisions about who gets what. Divorce in Georgia affects much more than many realize, and those with experience handling divorces can ease the stress and help make the process go smoothly.

Source: dailyjournal.net, "Studies show couples wait until after the holidays to divorce, with filings peaking in March", Tim Grant, Dec. 14, 2015

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