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Divorces most common after holidays and among young couples

People in Georgia who are considering divorce might be interested to know that most separations happen following vacations and holidays. This is why the summer and post-Christmas period are some of the most common times for couples to choose to end their marriages. The stresses of family get-togethers, travel and, believe it or not, time away from work can highlight incompatibilities or put further pressure on a difficult relationship.

In addition, younger marriages also point to a higher risk of divorce. Studies have shown that nearly 60 percent of women who marry younger than 18 will divorce within 15 years after marriage. People who marry multiple times are also more likely to divorce. While potentially 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce, that percentage increases to 67 percent of second marriages.

A potentially unexpected area of stress on marriages is also posed by the Internet and social media. From the near-cliche story of former flames reconnecting through a friend request to the ease of access to dating apps, it can be easier to find new partners and potentially hasten the end of existing, unhappy marriages.

Different people respond to divorce filings in different ways. Some argue that these differences are based on gender, but they can also be based on the personality types of the individuals involved. For example, some divorcing spouses will want to focus on dividing assets and moving on while others will need more time for emotional processing.

An individual who is approaching the end of a marriage can be well-served by receiving legal advice from a lawyer. Even in the case of an amicable divorce, a lawyer can help to ensure that each party receives a fair settlement on issues like child custody, alimony and asset distribution. Especially in cases where there are significant assets like businesses or investments to divide, legal assistance can be critical to a successful divorce.

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