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Divorce rates rise at certain times of year

For couples in Maryland and elsewhere, deciding when to dissolve their marriages can be challenging. As it is often said, timing is everything. When it comes to filing for divorce, according to a recent study, most couples tend to file in March or August. What it is about these months that cause divorce rates to spike?

It is pretty well-known that divorce rates tend to increase at the beginning of a new year and cool off by springtime. It is after the holidays, and filing during this time often feels like a fresh start. So, seeing divorce rates spike in March is not really anything new, but the rise again in August is indeed interesting.

Some may wonder, why August? Well, according to a study performed by the University of Washington, some couples use the summer to make their final decisions. There are those who want to keep things together while children are at home, while others want to use the vacation time to see if the marriage can be repaired. By August, after summer vacations are done and children are getting ready to go back to school, it seems that those who have been waiting for answers finally feel ready to proceed with their divorce filings.

Is there a perfect time to file for divorce? The question is difficult to answer. At the end of the day, it is up to the spouses to decide what is best for them and their family. When ready to proceed with the dissolution of marriage, no matter the time of year, couples in Maryland can seek legal assistance in order to finalize everything as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Source:, "Why Divorce Spikes in August and March", Olga Khazan, Aug. 23, 2016

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