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In August come the post-vacation divorce filings

Hopefully, you and your spouse were able to get away for a fun and relaxing vacation at some point this summer. Because most of us have limited opportunities to take vacation, there is often a great deal of pressure to enjoy what time off we do take.

However, sometimes vacations go bad, especially if your relationship is having problems anyway. And if your summer trip turns into a disaster, it just might lead to divorce.

According to CNBC, a study from the University of Washington found that divorce filings peak twice each year: once in March, then again in August. Researchers say that the jump in filings each March has to do with people waiting until after the holidays to file.

That leaves August. The university researchers believe that filings peak again in late summer because unhappily married people have gotten through their summer vacations. Either their holiday was disappointing and failed to resolve their marital problems, or helped them come to the conclusion that their relationship problems cannot be fixed.

Nobody likes the prospect of a vacation leading to divorce, but sometimes it can take a single event to make it clear that ending the marriage is the best way to go.

Whether you have been considering divorce for a long time, or your spouse has just surprised you with a filing, you need experienced legal representation. You have rights that need to be preserved, such as the right to an equitable share of the marital property, and parental rights if you have children.

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