During the month of August, many California residents may have found themselves contemplating whether to end their marriages. If this is the case, those individuals are not alone as a recent study indicated that March and August see the highest spikes for divorce filings during the year. There are various reasons behind why each month may see such an uptick.
At the end of the year, many families want to spend the holiday season together. As a result, unhappily married individuals may be more willing to put their differences aside in hopes of having enjoyable family time. Similarly, individuals may be more reluctant to divorce right after the new year because they have hopes that with the new year will come changes to their relationships. Of course, if these changes do not come about in the first few months of the year, the desire to proceed with divorce may hit right around March.