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Why Should I Get A Divorce Now?
The New Year is a time of reflection on the past twelve months and establishing goals for the next twelve. There are probably many different things that you want to do in the coming year to make yourself healthier and happier. Getting to the gym more often, spending quality time with close friends and family, and furthering your career or education are at the top of most people’s lists. While these might be New Year’s Resolutions that you are considering, there might be something else on your mind that you are hoping to make progress on during this year – your divorce. If you have been thinking about getting a divorce, you might be wondering if this is the right time to begin the process. In this article, I will talk about why now is the time to get started.
If divorce is something that you have been giving thought to lately, the beginning of the year might be the right time to get a fresh start. Consider the following reasons why now might be the right time to get a divorce:
- If you start now, your divorce might be finalized this year. Many divorces take up to a year or even longer to complete. If you begin your divorce now, there is a good chance that it will be finalized by the end of the year. Having this time to finalize your divorce can be helpful in putting this experience behind you.
- If you’re ready, why wait? If you know that you want to get a divorce, you need to take that first step and get the process started. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to file for divorce. Unless you think that there is still hope for your marriage, beginning the divorce process now can give you the courage to go through with it.
- Beginning before tax season. If you are concerned about your finances in divorce, starting the divorce process before this year’s taxes are due can allow you to file your taxes separately from your spouse. In some cases, this can be useful for you and it can allow you to plan your finances as a single person.
- You have the finances now to begin the process. You can use your holiday bonus to begin the divorce process. Having a little extra cash can mean that you can hire a divorce lawyer or pay for the fees associated with divorce.
These are just a few reasons why filing for divorce at the beginning of the year can be helpful for you. Of course, if you feel that you are not ready to file for divorce, there is no need to rush this process. However, if you know that you want to file for divorce this year, why not get started now? For assistance with your divorce, you can contact my office.