As Missouri readers know, there are certain times of the year when divorce filings peak, often just after the holidays. Recently released research seems to suggest that divorce filings not only spike after the holiday season is complete but also after a time of year when many people go on vacation. It is important for families to consider how the season in which a divorce takes place could impact child custody arrangements.
People often wait to file for divorce after the holidays are over. This is frequently motivated out of concern for other family members, namely the children, easing the difficulty of an already stressful and busy season. Data proves that this is the case for the summer as well, with many couples choosing to take one last family vacation. With many Americans traveling in the month of July, the month of August sees an up tick in divorce.