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Why January Spells Divorce: We The People of NY Discuss The Surge January 16, 2015

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Why January Spells Divorce: We The People of NY Discuss The Surge, Manhattan, New York

Did you know that there is a surge in divorce filings the first Monday of the year? The reason for this spike in popularity of filing is that people don’t want to initiate divorce during the holidays. If you are considering whether it may be the right time to file for divorce, We The People of NY has all the legal documents you need. And, as New York’s premier legal documentation preparer, their office is equipped to handle divorce papers, health care proxy documents and a host of commercial document needs. 

While a lot of people make decisions in the New Year about gyms, wills and bankruptcy, almost no other area of the law sees such a dramatic increase of activity as divorce. Another factor responsible for this rise is that many people think that planning for divorce is burdensome. Combined with the fact that the holidays keep people so busy, they never actually get around to preparing the divorce papers. 

There’s also the “New Year's resolution syndrome,” which gives people the opportunity to reflect on what they might like for their future. In this sense, the New Year might be the right time to file. Any other time seems to conflict with the sense of "newness" that many of those filing want to embrace. 

Finally, the court system, itself, is to blame. Holiday delays mean that there is limited time for court scheduling, so most people would have to attend court in the New Year anyway. Fundamentally, the New Year thus spells the most practical time to file for divorce.

At We The People of NY, they help clients with uncontested divorces or a no-fault divorce. This type of divorce is usually far less costly than a contested divorce and doesn’t require attorney representation. If you are considering divorce this New Year, contact (212) 633-2200 or visit their offices online for more information.

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