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Headed for a holiday divorce? You’re not alone, say experts

| Dec 12, 2019 | Divorce |

Christmas is right around the corner, and a new year is set to begin. Everywhere a person might go, there is some sort of holiday cheer. New Jersey residents might find themselves secretly feeling a bit annoyed and overwhelmed. The holiday season brings along a lot of unspoken pressure and stress, and experts say that it is not uncommon to see a spike in divorce cases in the coming weeks. 

The correlation between divorce and the holidays is becoming apparent. The American husband or wife faces an incredible amount of pressure to make the holidays perfect for loved ones. Sometimes, it seems like every commercial, greeting card, internet ad or magazine cover claims to have a secret to holiday success. 

Experts say that the extra pressure stems from spousal disagreements about how to spend money and time. Both of these are well-known points of contention in a majority of divorces, no matter what time of year it may be. If a couple is already disagreeing more often than not, extra pressure during the holidays might be the tipping point. 

People might hesitate to file for divorce because they don’t want to put a damper on the festivities. Instead of worrying that a divorce will negatively affect relationships with friends and family, a person need only remember that a new year is fast approaching. If a New Jersey spouse is ready to head towards a new start in 2020, he or she can get in touch with a family law attorney. An attorney can often help a client get the ball rolling and ensure that the legal steps necessary to attain a final order of divorce go as smoothly as possible.