Dreamstime_17971746 Divorce lawyers and family law attorneys have discovered that the early part of the year is often their busiest season. Some couples stay together through the Christmas and New Year holidays only to separate to ring the new year. Others wait to get their income tax refunds and use them to finance their divorces. By filing after the first of the year, the spouse is able to discover the other spouse's earnings as reflected on W2s, 1099s, and other tax documents.

So what does Valentine's Day have to do with all of this? Do divorce filings really go up around February 14th? According to Mark Britton, founder and CEO of Avvo, “Over the past two years we’ve seen an average increase of 40 percent in the number of requests for divorce lawyers around Valentine’s Day, compared to the previous six months.” You can read much more about this trend here.

SOURCE: New York Post

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