There is a common belief that more people file for divorce during the holidays than any other time during the year, but is it true? Statistically the answer is no, however, the holidays do have a significant role to play
The largest number of divorce filings occur during January, followed closely by July and August. There is a myriad of reasons for the popularity of January for filing for divorce including, but not limited to:
- It makes the most sense for tax filing
- Couples stay together in order not to ruin the holidays for their children/family
- Couples may be using the holidays as one last effort to keep the marriage together or make things work
- The stress from the holidays exacerbates an already existing problem within the marriage.
- A large number of attorneys are out of the office due to the holidays (or not taking on new cases) so people have to wait until January to begin the process
The July/August filings tend to be from those with children, trying to make the change right after summer vacation but before school starts if they’re considering relocating. However, the fact is, there is no “good” time for divorce. Divorce is stressful, and it’s likely going to be painful no matter what month it occurs in.
One way to lessen the stress and the emotional impact of the divorce process is to hire a CDC Certified Divorce Coach® before the start of the divorce proceedings. A CDC Certified Divorce Coach® can help manage the emotional turmoil that will inevitably arise and help their client move forward through the divorce process with confidence and a plan.
CDC Certified Divorce Coaches® know and understand first-hand the impact that divorce can have on individuals and families. They bring compassion and confidence into their coaching and enable their clients to focus on the business part of divorce rather than become overwhelmed at the emotional aspect of the process. Unlike other divorce coaches, CDC Certified Divorce Coaches® help their clients learn to make better decisions from the very beginning of the process, to avoid the biggest mistakes in divorce, and to be confident that they have a thinking partner throughout the whole process, so they don’t have to struggle alone!
Make 2023 the year you stop working a job and start living a calling. There’s still time to register and join the January training program which starts January 10/11, 2023 and runs through March 30/31, 2023 but time is running out – don’t wait, take this opportunity to enrich not only your client’s lives, but your own. Graduates of the CDC Certified Divorce Coach® training program overwhelmingly report that going through the training process gives them several “aha” moments, and they leave the program better equipped to deal with their own challenges as well.
If you’re considering becoming a CDC® Certified Divorce Coach, you should attend one of our series of mini-training webinars for those who would like to explore more about how divorce coaching plays out in real life. Our mini-trainings include options like Real-Life Divorce Coaching Examples, Is There Emotional Justice In Divorce, Surprising Ways To Shift Entrenched Positions, and Empowering Clients Through Traumatic Events.
Find out more information and reserve your spot here:
Explore what becoming a CDC® Certified Divorce Coach could mean to you by looking at the information on the website.
Then set up a one-on-one call with one of the co-founders of the Divorce Coaching Intensive to have all your questions answered. We are happy to help you sort out whether this choice is likely to help you meet your professional and personal repurposing needs.
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