The end of the year is a time for contemplating the year past and the year yet to come. It is a time for making resolutions and new beginnings. In Texas and around the country it is also a time for contemplating divorce. January has become known as divorce month in some legal circles as it has become a popular month to file for divorce.
This may be the result of people who were contemplating changes taking action and making those changes a reality. There may be many motivators for this. If spending time with a spouse’s family has become a hardship another holiday may create a breaking point in a marriage. Likewise, if a break has been on a person’s mind he or she may choose to spare the other’s feelings until after the holidays.
Divorce is not easy and is seldom entered into lightly. It is widely understood now that staying together for the sake of the children is not necessarily a good idea. If there is a lot of tension in the home this can be more detrimental to a child than a divorce can. Attempting to remain civil to each other, especially in the presence of children, can also help the children and make the process easier for everyone.
If a person in Texas is contemplating divorce and a new beginning as a New Year begins, consulting with an experienced family law attorney may ease the process. A knowledgeable lawyer can review the family situation and help guide the client to a successful new beginning. A new family dynamic can reduce tension and usher in a happy new year for parents and children both.