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When is the right time to file for divorce?

As we mentioned in a previous post, the holidays can be an emotional time for people who are newly divorced. However, the holidays can present challenges for people who are on the verge of divorce and some may wonder when the best time to divorce is. Should people divorce before the holidays or wait until they have passed?

For some people in Gwinnett County and others elsewhere, the answer to that question is easy. They may find it so difficult to be with their spouse that they feel inclined to divorce before the holidays. In addition, some people may find it impossible to spend the holidays with their in-laws, especially if they are struggling with their marriage.

However, some people may find it best to wait until the holidays have passed to file for divorce. This may be especially true for couples with children. Parents may think that filing for divorce before the holidays will ruin the special time of year for their children. While that is an important consideration, parents should remember that children are very perceptive and are likely to be able to tell something is wrong.

Some parents may not want to deal with sharing their children over the holidays. Others may want to hold off on filing for divorce if a family vacation is planned.

Filing for divorce is not an easy decision to make, and it is a decision that needs to be made by the individual. However, working with a legal professional throughout the process is often a wise decision. With the right help, a divorce can be completed in a timely manner.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Should I File For Divorce Before Or After The Holidays?" Susan Saper Galamba, Dec. 20, 2012

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