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Is divorce seasonal?

Many couples file for divorce in Florida, but is there an external factor that could affect their decision on when to file? There have been suggestions that divorce could be seasonal. Is there proof, though? What could be the reasons why divorce would be seasonal?

According to LiveScience, there is some suggestion that there could be a seasonal component to when people file for divorce. One of the main points that is often seen are people avoid divorcing during peak family times of the year. This includes the holidays and summer time.

One study showed peaks in divorces in March and August. You may already be having issues in your marriage but choose to put it off in hopes you can fix whatever is wrong or simply to avoid ruining the holidays or family summer vacations. 

March is enough time to allow you to get things organized and prepare to file for divorce after the holidays. The same thing with August being after family vacation times. However, August also might be a peak time because it is just before kids go back to school. You may want to get your home life separated before your kids are dealing with school again. 

However, despite studies, there really is no proof that divorce is seasonal. Such studies really only have looked into when divorces are filed. It does not take into account when couples began living separately or other factors that indicate a marriage is over. This information is for education and is not legal advice. 

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