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Reasons why you may consider divorce at the end of summer

You may not be able to tell yet by the temperatures, but the summer season is over. Kids are back in school, and you may be falling back into your normal routine. Not everything may be back to normal, however.

Did you know that divorce rates rise at the end of summer? A variety of reasons could explain why this happens, and this article looks at the most prevalent.

Are you contemplating ending your marriage?

Now that the summer is over, you may be one of the many people here in Houston and across the country who is contemplating divorce. If you were to examine your situation, you may discover that your reasons fall within one or more of the following reasons:

  • Has your last child gone to college this year? Now that you and your spouse are the only ones in the house, you may not know each other anymore, which could lead to divorce.
  • Perhaps you want to give your children time to adjust to the idea of your divorce before the holiday season begins.
  • Maybe you thought that you could get the spark back in your marriage over the summer. Perhaps you went on a couple or family vacation, thinking that you could remember why you fell in love, but it didn't work.
  • In the alternative, being together so much over the summer could have brought your marital problems to the surface. Now you realize that you can't stay together anymore.
  • You might have decided to divorce before the summer began, but you wanted to give your family something good to remember before filing.
  • It's also possible that you met someone new over the summer that you feel you would rather be with than your spouse.

Regardless of the reason, you are about to embark on an emotional journey. Even when couples are amicable and agree that the marriage should end, there is still a grieving process to go through, especially if they were together for a significant amount of time and/or have children. Attempting to go through the process alone could be a mistake. You have rights to protect, property to divide and custody issues to resolve.

Going through this process without the benefit of every resource available, including legal resources, could result in you being unsatisfied with the results. 

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