Traditional resolutions are typically a welcome part of beginning a new year with focusing on new beginnings and self-improvement. One New Year’s resolution many make is that of unhappily-marrieds resolving in January to make this the year in which they cut their marital cords. Historically, the number of filings for divorce soar during this month, thus, January has been named “divorce month of the year.”
Furthermore, “Divorce Day” is lawyers’ nickname for January 3rd, because according to a January 3, 2012, blog of The Telegraph, this is “when unloving couples return from the compulsory cheerfulness of Christmas holidays determined to seek new and separate lives in the New Year.”
The spike in the number of divorce may be attributed to waiting until after the holidays to make changes in the family, especially if there are children involved. Many may resolve to avoid upsetting their families at that special time of making Christmas memories pleasant.
According to ABC News on May 13, 2011, divorce affects 2.8 million adults each year. Children in these families are also affected by their parents’ decision to divorce, in that they will be living in separate homes while spending custodial time with each parent. Also, according to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau, “Marital Events of Americans: 2009,” children of divorce are more likely to live in poverty. With parental incomes necessarily divided, available financial resources are often reduced while household expenses, including the costs of raising children often must be reduced accordingly to the detrimental effect of the children. Divorce Tool Box founder, Audrey Silcox, certified divorce coach and certified divorce and family mediator including certification by two states Supreme Courts, says, “As innocent emotional and financial victims of divorce, children are the ones most affected when a marriage dissolves.”
But the divorce industry itself doesn’t suffer: according to DivorceGuide.com, Americans who divorce contribute to a 28-billion dollar industry every year. To help ease the financial burden for individuals and couples before they enter the legal arena, Silcox, via DivorceToolBox.com, provides online sessions that identifies and addresses pertinent issues for her clients enabling them to make many decisions before entering the legal arena. With emotions more intact, which is not only beneficial for the client but also the legal professionals, as the client is more emotionally available, many informed decisions made and ready to work. Working this way up front can save those seeking divorce time, money, and the heartache of protracted conflicts in divorces which are contested, before, during, or even after courtroom proceedings.
Although divorce filings historically soar in January, the aftermath of the divorce decision is felt any time of year--and for many years to come—as families attempt to reconstruct their lives. Silcox adds, “That’s my mission with Divorce Tool Box, to help individuals and couples re-build, making decisions not just for the present, but also for the future.
Divorce Tool Box is your online source for divorce and is ready to assist with your divorce. Our online program can be accessed 24/7/365 to enable you to be more prepared to complete the challenges of divorce. Visit our website @ www.divorcetoolbox.com and get started today toward building a life with fewer regrets.