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Divorce Rates Rise After the Holidays

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.

Does it Matter Who Files for Divorce First?

In divorce proceedings, the plaintiff is the party who filed the suit. The defendant is the party who was served with divorce papers. Being the plaintiff or defendant provides no advantage in terms of property division, child custody and support, and other issues that will be settled in your divorce. However, there are certain tactical advantages to filing for divorce first.

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