Have you ever thought about what the busiest time for divorce filings is? It may seem surprising, but it actually begins on February 15—the day after Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day will many times end up being the straw that broke the camel’s back. Struggling couples that have been trying to make things work come to the realization that things are not the same anymore when no sparks fly on the day dedicated to love.
One divorce lawyer noted, “There’s always the clients who come in a day or two after [Valentine’s Day] saying ‘I can’t believe it, I made this beautiful dinner for my husband on Valentine’s Day, he called to say he was struck in the office and then he didn’t come home at all.”
The lawyer also noted that Valentine’s Day proves to be a crossroads for spouses that are cheating. They end up getting caught in the middle of trying to celebrate with their spouse and celebrating with their love, and things don’t end up working out so well.
It is also considered that February has factors other than Valentine’s Day that lead to more divorces. In many parts of the country, February brings cold weather and more “quality” time spent indoors with one another. Couples having problems usually get even worse when they are forced to spend more time with each other. It may also be due to financial issues, because January is the busiest month for bankruptcy filings.
While some times of the year may be a little busier than others, our experience as divorce attorneys in Virginia Beach has been that divorce filings aren’t restricted to one page on the calendar. At any time of the year, spouses may find the need to end their marriages. If you are considering divorce or separation, get advice from our trusted Virginia family law attorneys by calling Hampton Roads Legal Services at 757-340-3100. We offer a free, no-commitment consultation to determine whether we can help you.