A New Year can lead to new hope and new beginnings. This notion holds particularly true for people who have been involved in a tumultuous relationship.
Compromise and a re-commitment of the relationship would be ideal in a perfect world. But as 2020 continually reinforced, life is not always ideal. Sometimes a permanent break is needed in which case divorce becomes a viable option.
Although January has been dubbed by many to be “Divorce Season” or “Divorce Month,” there is some merit to proceeding with the decision to move on and get a post New Year’s divorce from your spouse.
A Divorce can Provide a Fresh Start to New Year
The New Year provides people the opportunity to make resolutions – being a happier and better version of oneself is certainly one of best decisions one can make.
If you have continually been unhappy in your marriage, perhaps the best way to find happiness and solace within yourself may mean beginning the New Year with a blank slate. There is no shame in removing yourself from dysfunctional and unfulfilling marriage, particularly if you have been subject to narcissistic or abusive behavior.
A Post New Year’s Divorce Provides Some Financial and Emotional Incentives
There is no denying the fact that there is a cost associated with divorce – both emotionally and financially. The burden of the latter can often be softened by waiting until after the New Year to file.
Waiting until after the New Year to file for a divorce provides some financial incentives, particularly tax benefits. Not only will waiting until after the New Year allow you to avoid interferences with joint tax filings from the previous year, it also enables you the opportunity to file jointly one last time.
Emotionally, waiting until January or soon thereafter to file for a divorce also allows you the opportunity to get through what typically is an already stressful-holiday season. This especially holds true when children are involved.
Above all, waiting until the New Year or shortly thereafter allows one to make the decision of getting a divorce with a clear head and clean slate.
Consult with an Experienced Team of Tulsa Divorce Lawyers
Divorce is complicated and life-changing. The idea of ending a relationship which was supposed to be forever is both challenging and emotional and why you should not go through the process alone.
For over 50 years, the name Fry & Elder has been synonymous with Oklahoma family law excellence. The firm’s team of family law attorneys not only are some of most skilled and experienced in the Tulsa area, they are well-versed in managing divorces on all parts of the conflict spectrum. These include everything from simple dissolutions to high-conflict divorces.
Regardless of the scenario, Fry & Elder’s knowledgeable and talented team of attorneys will meticulously analyze your case and develop unique solutions tailored to fit your individual needs.
Contact Fry & Elder today to set up a personal consultation.
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