Many couples will file for divorce in January as they seek a new start in 2014.
Some troubled relationships come to a head at the end of the year. The pressures of the holiday season build up. Or some couples may be able to cope with their marriage when they are at work, but being home together during the holidays is just too much. There may also be pressure from a person they are having an affair with.
Financial issues, like spending,debt and taxes, may be considerations at year end, or some may be waiting for the year end bonus check to be deposited. People may not look forward to spending another year with their spouse and resolve to call it quits. And an improving economy and housing market gives struggling couples more options in a divorce.
Whatever the reason, look for the number of divorces to rise this month.