Divorce Rates Rise After the Holidays

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The holidays can be very stressful. As different sides of the extended family make their own demands for time and attention, the financial and emotional pressure of the season can create tensions that expose a relationship’s weaknesses. For many couples, the additional strain on relationships already stretched too thin proves too much to handle.

Filings for divorce double on the first Monday following New Years, as the “most wonderful time of the year” comes to an end and reality sets back in. While this slows significantly as the year progresses, divorce rates increase by nearly 1/3rd in the first few weeks of January and February.

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If you are thinking about divorce or if you are ready to file, Thomas C. Bradley is here to help. Call our Reno office at 775-323-5178 to schedule a consultation and learn more.

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New Year, New Life

Many people take time to reassess after the holidays. A common refrain of the New Year is “New You,” which for some means moving on from their current situation.

There are myriad reasons couples seek divorce. Many of the issues that can strain a relationship become exacerbated during the holiday season. Common marriage problems such as finances, balancing time, dealing with different desires and needs, and maintaining specific relationship expectations may become more apparent when additional time is spent together. When these things prove insurmountable, the best option for all involved is often a dissolution of the marriage.

Practical Considerations

There are several practical considerations to make prior to filing for divorce. For separated couples who meet specific requirements, an uncontested divorce may be possible. However, even when the parting is amicable, it may be necessary to attend mediation to resolve issues including:

Divorce proceedings seldom go to trial, but this outcome is always a possibility. High net worth couples and couples with mutual business interests may find such steps unavoidable, though an experienced divorce lawyer may be able to help you speed the process and avoid going to court.

Thomas C. Bradley is Here to Help

Thomas C. Bradley has been practicing law in Nevada for nearly four decades. A certified arbitrator, Attorney Bradley has the experience and resources to move divorce proceedings along quickly, selecting the appropriate course of action at each stage.

Skilled at litigating complex divorce cases, Mr. Bradley has earned the distinction of Top Trial Lawyer from the American Trial Lawyer Association. Patient, measured, and thorough, he is here to stand by your side, provide you with honest and frank information about your rights and options, and help you find the best solution for the dissolution of your marriage.

To schedule your consultation with Thomas C. Bradley, please call 775-323-5178 today. Located in Reno, Attorney Bradley welcomes clients from Sparks and all surrounding areas of Nevada.