The holiday season is once again a stone’s throw away. If you blink,
it will be here. Perhaps it has snuck up on you because you are preoccupied
with thoughts of getting a
divorce? Now you are stuck with the dilemma that leaves a lot of people scratching
their heads with uncertainty: do you file for divorce before the holidays,
or wait until after the season passes?
Many people swear by holding off your divorce until January or February.
They feel that introducing a divorce while everyone was preparing for
Thanksgiving or buying holiday gifts would “ruin the mood”
or the spirit. While their beliefs are certainly valid, here are five
should get your divorce started sooner than later, even if the holidays are a
Hard to hide it: Your family and close friends could probably pick you out from a million
people, while they were blindfolded. Trying to put on a smiling face to
hide your desire to end your marriage just won’t work on them. Rather
than attempting to fool your loved ones into thinking everything is fine,
you should lean on them while you prepare for the legal path ahead.
Problems here and there: Plenty of people say they want to put off their divorce because they’ve
already planned a holiday vacation. What is the point of a vacation if
you can’t relax and enjoy it because the whole time you are thinking
about divorce? Your marital struggles won’t suddenly get better
because you’re in a different hemisphere.
No perfect present: A new car, necklace, computer, what-have-you is a nice gesture to give
to your spouse and to receive, but if you can’t see yourself staying
in the marriage now, not even the best gift in the world can repair that
relationship. Don’t hold onto your marriage just because you think
the presents under the tree are going to make things better.
Full house: Families across the country usually celebrate the holidays by packing everyone
under one roof for a few days. It can be a great way to connect with relatives
and loved ones,
if everyone is happy when they arrive. If it is hard to stomach the idea of
living in a full house with your spouse, delaying your divorce will only
make it worse.
Over and out: In Florida, a simple,
uncontested divorce can actually be concluded in as little as
20 days, which is the waiting period the state’s courts set. If you and
your spouse completely agree on the terms of your divorce, you could file
and be done with the process before the holidays even arrive. Of course,
this is pretty rare and most divorces will take a few months or a year.
If you wait until the holidays are over, all you really are doing is adding
more time onto a marriage you are no longer happy with.
If you aren’t sure if you want to begin your divorce, or how to even
do that, you can come to R. Gregory Colvin LLC and our Orlando divorce
lawyer for help. With more than 25 years of dedicated legal experience
and representation provided to clients in similar situations, you can
trust that our counsel and guidance are well-founded and sincere.
Contact us online or call
407.603.3460 today to learn more.