Valentine’s Day is known as the day of love. This is a time when couples engage in receiving and giving flowers, romantic cards, and proclaims their undying love for one another. Unfortunately, for many people, Valentine’s Day is a day for ending relationships and obtaining divorces. In recent years, lawyer rating or referral services have noticed a significant increase in the filings for divorces and referrals for divorce attorneys around Valentine’s Day.
Florida Divorce After Valentine’s Day
A lawyer rating service such as Avvo.com has reported at least a 40 percent (40%) increase in the number of referrals for divorce lawyers around Valentine’s Day, when compared to the previous 6 months. A study of divorce filings by AttorneyFee.com, another legal referral site, has found that February is the busiest month of the year for divorce filings, up about 18 percent (18%) from the average month. Those seeking referrals for a divorce attorney on this particular site increased 38 percent (38%), with the biggest spike occurring on the day after Valentine’s Day.
Reasons for the increased divorce filings and interest in obtaining a divorce after Valentine’s Day can be explained by any number of reasons including, but not limited to:
- A substantial number of people are considering divorce all the time, and deciding whether or not to file. On Valentine’s Day, they take stock of their life and where they want to be in the future and decide that they need a divorce.
- January is the busiest month of the year for new bankruptcy filings. A family’s financial problems are often a cause for a divorce case.
- There are those who have made an initial resolution at the beginning of the year to get on with their lives and obtain a divorce. They finally decide on Valentine’s Day to begin moving forward with their resolution to become single.
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Board Certified Marital and Family Law Attorney Charles D. Jamieson understands that divorce is an extremely sensitive and important issue. Thanks to extensive experience and a focus on open communication, Attorney Jamieson adeptly addresses the complex issues surrounding divorce while delivering excellent personal service. To discuss your divorce or other family law matter, please contact The Law Firm of Charles D. Jamieson, P.A. online or call 561-478-0312.